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Nobu Su to appeal jail sentence

The fallen Taiwanese shipping magnate Nobu Su is appealing his 21-month prison sentence.

Su, the head of TMT, was jailed in London at the end of March for contempt of court, having been detained by British police in January over a long-running battle Su had with Polys Haji-Iannou, the head of World Tankers Management, over an FFA deal that went sour in 2008.

Among the 11 grounds that Su is appealing regards the money he spent on The Outsider, a vanity project documentary that premiered this year, which the Guardian newspaper in the UK gave a withering two-star review, saying it “never quite succeeds in persuading a general audience that this is anything other than a story of a wealthy guy who is now less wealthy than he was, and less wealthy than he intensely feels he should be.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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