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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    German duo charged with vandalism in Singapore face caning

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:49am by AFP

    ... until November 28 "to assist investigations and re-enact the crime scene". The charge sheets said Knorre and Hinz broke into the suburban depot and spray-painted graffiti ... cane. Singapore, a leading Asian financial hub, is well-known for its tough stance on crime. The city-state's vandalism laws became global news in 1994 when an American teenager, Michael ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore drug trafficker avoids death sentence

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

    ... A heroin smuggler has become the first convicted drug trafficker in Singapore to avoid a death sentence following reforms in the application of capital punishment, officials said yesterday. ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Rights activists reacted with indignation yesterday after Singapore's High Court rejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalising sex between men. In a ruling issued on Tuesday, the court said it was up to parliament to repeal a provision i ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    76-year-old ban on gay sex challenged in Singapore’s top court

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... as Section 377A, when they repealed related provisions that had made heterosexual oral and anal sex a crime. Gay-rights activists and church groups advocated last year against and for the ban, which ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Singapore said it is disappointed with a plan by two US senators to block funding to an institute until the FBI gets full access in the investigation into American researcher Shane Todd's death. ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Former head of Singapore's drugs police cleared of corruption

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

    ... Ng Boon Gay, former director of the Central Narcotics Bureau, was accused of giving confidential information to a technology supplier who testified for the prosecution but whose statements were found to be inconsistent and unreliable. ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... A Swiss former banker was yesterday found guilty of having sex with an under-age Singaporean prostitute in a case that caused a scandal as it involved several prominent men in the city state. Juerg Buergin, 41, was found guilty by a district court of two ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever Singapore police on Monday said they have arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever in the city-state, which has become notorious for football-linked crime. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Juerg Buergin, 41, is contesting charges filed against him and 50 other local and foreign men accused of paying for sex with the 17-year-old call girl in 2010 and 2011, a case involving prominent figures that caused a scandal in Singapore. ...

  10. 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 ...




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