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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... and held for ransom, a rare instance in a country that prides itself on its low crime rate. Lim Hock Chee, founder and chief executive of Sheng Siong Group, said his mother, 79, was lured ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1401824/two-charged-kidnapping-mother-singapores-35th-richest-man
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore drug trafficker avoids death sentence

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Heroin smuggler who pleaded to be hanged like his friend is first saved from gallows Singapore trafficker avoids death sentence A heroin smuggler has become the first convicted drug trafficker in Singapore to avoid a death sentence fo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1212410/singapore-drug-trafficker-avoids-death-sentence
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Activists decry Singapore court's refusal to repeal law on gay sex

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore court rejects petition to overturn archaic rule criminalising homosexual acts Activists slam refusal to repeal law on gay sex Rights activists reacted with indignation yesterday after Singapore's High Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1211752/activists-decry-singapore-courts-refusal-repeal-law-gay-sex
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore irked by bid to cut US funding over Shane Todd's death

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Senators' bid to block grants over inquiry into researcher's death 'disappoints' city state Singapore rankled by push to cut US funding Singapore said it is disappointed with a plan by two US senators to block funding to an i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1193910/singapore-irked-bid-cut-us-funding-over-shane-todds-death
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Former head of Singapore's drugs police cleared of corruption

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse One of the most senior public officials tried in city state for corruption had been accused of demanding sex from a woman seeking contracts Ex-drugs chief cleared of graft A former head of Singapore's drugs police was cleared of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1150383/former-head-singapores-drugs-police-cleared-corruption
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore court convicts ex-UBS banker of having sex with minor

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Swiss national used phone issued by employer to hire under-age prostitute on two occasions Ex-banker convicted of having sex with minor A Swiss former banker was yesterday found guilty of having sex with an under-age Sing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1227172/singapore-court-convicts-ex-ubs-banker-having-sex-minor
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Swiss man 'tricked' into sex with under-age Singaporean prostitute

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Man 'tricked' into under-age sex A Swiss expatriate facing a possible jail term for having sex with an under-age Singaporean prostitute said at the start of his trial that he was tricked into thinking she was an adult. Juerg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1194933/swiss-man-tricked-sex-under-age-singaporean-prostitute
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    How tiny Singapore became big player in match-fixing

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... a “united and global” effort was needed to fight a crime that cuts across borders and jurisdictions. “Each time arrests in connection with match-fixing are made anywhere in the world it makes headline news, but this is probably because they are still too rare an occurrence,” a spokeswoman said. Investigative journalist Declan Hill, author of The Fix: Soccer and Organised Crime, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381925/how-tiny-singapore-became-big-player-match-fixing
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Chinese men charged in Singapore teen prostitute case

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

    ... for procuring the services of the same girl, whose identity and nationality cannot be disclosed. While prostitution is legal in Singapore, paying for sex with a girl under the age of 18 is a crime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1304852/chinese-men-charged-singapore-teen-prostitute-case
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Malaysian escapes gallows after Singapore law reform

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 03:17pm by AFP

    ... reduced to life imprisonment. Local media reports said High Court Judge Chan Seng Onn considered Fabian’s age at the time of the crime and low IQ in imposing the prison sentence, plus 24 strokes ... the calls, arguing death sentences for the most serious cases must remain as a crime deterrent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1284677/malaysian-escapes-gallows-after-singapore-law-reform

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