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Metro family scion Ong Jenn, in jail on drug offence, gets 26 months for similar crime, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Metro family scion Ong Jenn has been slapped with another jail sentence for drug-related offences, after pleading guilty to cannabis possession and consumption. The 43-year-old, who is the grandson of Metro founder Ong Tjoe Kim and the son of its former group managing director Jopie Ong, was sentenced to two years and two months’ jail on Wednesday (April 24). Ong pleaded guilty to a cannabis consumption charge and two counts of being in possession of the drug. In his first conviction, Ong pleaded guilty on May 12, 2017,…

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Swire Pacific posts record sales and 85 per cent jump in 2018 profit, marking a successful handover of reins to family scion

A supermarket shelf with bottles of Coca-Cola beverages. Swire Pacific, the publicly listed arm of one of Asia’s oldest conglomerates, is also one of the world’s biggest Coca-Cola bottlers, distributing beverages to a franchise population of 727 million people in Hong Kong, Taiwan and 11 provinces in China.Photo: SCMP/Sam Tsang Source link

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Longer jail term for Metro scion after appeal by prosecution, Singapore News

Metro family scion Ong Jenn, who was slated to be released from prison on Nov 10 and placed on home detention, will have to spend a longer time in jail for two charges of attempted drug possession. Yesterday, the High Court increased his jail term from two years to three after allowing an appeal by the prosecution for a heavier sentence to be imposed on Ong, 43. “There should be a clear signal of deterrence,” said the court, noting a recent increase in cannabis abuse. The charges in the current case relate…

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