FORMER Carrian boss George Tan Soon Gin appeared in the District Court yesterday for a trial date to be fixed after his previous trial was aborted in October last year. Judge Hawkes fixed a new date of January 16, 1995. Tan, 60, faces eight charges of bribing three bank executives in 1981 and 1982 with a total of $5.6 million and more than $2 million worth of Carrian shares. The previous trial, which had begun in June, collapsed when Judge Moylan disqualified himself from the hearing after discovering he owned shares in one of Tan's subsidiary companies. Judge Moylan found he had 1,938 shares worth about $1,500 in Grand Marine Holdings, a subsidiary of Carrian Investments Ltd, on November 8, 1982. He said he had no recollection of owning the shares. The matter came to light following research into unused material by one of the defence counsel, Lisa Remedios. Defence Counsel Gary Alderdice QC then made a submission for the judge to disqualify himself. Tan is on $50 million bail with one surety of $1 million.