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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Ex-Singapore official guilty in the case of non-existent 8,000 pineapple tarts

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg The case of the non-existent 8,000 pineapple tarts Lim Cheng Hoe, Singapore's former chief of protocol at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, yesterday pleaded guilty to falsely ... public official. Lim oversaw ministerial and presidential trips and had worked at the ministry for 38 years. "This is not a case of momentary indiscretion," Kow said. "He should ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore police identify six men in 'Anonymous' website hacking case

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Five local men are being held for allegedly hacking the websites of Singapore’s president and prime minister, police said on Tuesday, amid a rash of cyberattacks in the city-state. Police said in a statement the alleged h ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore court overturns professor's conviction in sex-for-grades scandal

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... heard during the trial that Ko got pregnant during their affair and paid for her own abortion. It was the second high-profile corruption case to be overturned in Singapore in the past year. Ng ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Chinese men charged in Singapore teen prostitute case

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 05:03pm by AFP

    ... punishable by up to seven years in jail, a fine, or both. The case comes on the back of several sex scandals in the city-state known in the past for its squeaky-clean image. Last year, 51 local ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore official gets jail sentence in sex case

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:53pm

    ... Corruption convictions involving senior government officials are rare in this city-state that prides itself on facing very few graft cases compared to some of its Southeast Asian neighbours. Peter ... for the Civil Defense Force. The maximum penalty for corruption is a five-year sentence and a fine of US$79,500. Though rare, Singapore has seen a handful of high-profile graft cases over the past year, ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore law professor convicted in sex-for-grades case

    Posted May 28th 2013, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore A Singaporean law professor was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday after a judge ruled that he abused his position to obtain sexual favours and gifts from a female student in exchange for good grades. National Universi ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Two charged for kidnapping mother of Singapore's 35th richest man

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:24am by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... the fourth such case on the island in 13 years. Singapore, which provides for the death penalty or caning for certain offences, has some of the lowest crime rates in the world, with 581 cases ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Pussy Riot 'pays tribute' to Moscow for award nomination in Singapore

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:04pm by Reuters

    ... the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, the Pussy Riot case plays prominently in criticism about civil liberties, human rights and the Putin administration's treatment of dissent. A third Pussy ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ex-leaders write off political rival's huge debt from defamation case

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press Firebrand opposition leader Chee Soon Juan released from bankrupty by creditors in time to 'muddy' election waters in 2016 Political concession sees party head free Prominent Singapore opposition leader Chee Soon Juan has been d ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to open new commercial court to leverage arbitration strengths

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:46pm by AFP

    ... & Case. "Building on the success of the arbitration sector in Singapore, the proposed international commercial court will make Singapore an even more attractive venue for dispute resolution in Asia and beyond," the ministry said. With similar commercial courts in London and Dubai handling a growing number of global cases, "a window of opportunity currently exists ...




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