Lawyers for the former Asia Pacific Breweries executive jailed earlier this month have appealed against the sentence. Chia Teck Leng, who was sentenced to 42 years , has appealed after he pleaded guilty to defrauding four foreign banks of S$117m while working at the company.

Only S$35m has so far been recovered. The remainder is believed to have been spent in casinos around the world by Leng.