The cyber sleuths were spot on. In unmasking the man behind the online vice ring, the mainstream media confirmed the identity of the under aged slut who "went by the online moniker of Chantelle".
The real news is that Tang made only $185,000 in two years with his stable of 17 women. The vice-operators and their girls at designated redlight areas (DRA) like Geylang must be shocked. They don't get to charge rates like $350 to 2,800 for a booking. Either Tang was a real slacker, or the Geylang pimps have been working their charges too hard to turbo-charge the economy. Yes, Virginia, prostitution is legal in Singapore, and contributes to the national GDP growth.
The other shocker is that Tang had held "respectable" day-jobs. After graduating from Hull University, he was a strategic planner with Shell, manager at Motorola, general manager at Virgin Mobile, and divisional head for Yahoo! South East Asia. Apparently none of those appointments netted more than $100,000 a year. The court revealed that Tang had over 700 bookings for escorts alone - hookers charge extra. Like the accounting at Chandra Das' AIM, the math don't add up. Maybe the street smart girls fleeced the UK university trained graduate, using layers of middle men and the like.
Bottom line, the moral of the story is that if you want a side income to supplement your day job, there are better alternatives. Like getting into parliament via a GRC. Heck, guys like Baey and Foo don't even need the day job no more, their MP allowances are much more lucrative. And even when they finally decide to retire from politics, there's the string of directorships to look forward to. The Japanese have a special term for these "retirement jobs". Amakudari (天下り , literally “descent from heaven”) is the institutionalised practice where Japanese senior bureaucrats retire to high-profile positions in the private and public sectors. Just ask George Yeo, Raymond Lim, etc.