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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singaporean technology company can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of wood DNA detectives fight globaltrade in illegal timber Call it CSI: Singapore. Unlike the crime scene investigators from the popular TV series, these detectives are hired to look for evidence of rogue wood from stores increasingly worried about being duped by a global trade ...

  2. Singapore failing to provide important information on death sentences

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter from Singapore Consul General Ker Sin Tze ('Author not prosecuted in Singapore for writing about death penalty', May 15). It was in reply to comments on Liz ... capital punishment, but Singapore has not provided this. But anti-death penalty campaigners are not the only ones unable to access these statistics. The Law Society of Singapore's former ...

  3. Ex-charity chief extradited to Singapore

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Shieh The former chairman of Singapore's largest charity, who is involved in a scandal in which millions of dollars in donations were misused, was extradited from Hong Kong ... bankruptcy in a civil lawsuit brought against the foundation's management. The pair were arrested at a house in Stanley last month at the request of the Singapore government. Yong, 65, agreed ...

  4. Singapore returns wanted man to HK police

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 7.07pm: A 55-year-old man- wanted in connection with a theft case- was handed back to Hong Kong Police from Singapore on Thursday, a police spokesman said. ... his knowledge, the spokesman said. The wanted man was then found to have left for Singapore in February 1996. 'In April 1999, a request was made to Singapore for the arrest ...

  5. Former HK journalist arrested in Singapore high-society drug case

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael A former Hong Kong journalist, Nigel Simmonds, is among more than 20 people arrested in Singapore as part of an investigation into an alleged cocaine and party-drug ring. Other clients of the alleged drug-trafficking syndicate include the son of a former High Court judge and the man formerly Singapore's most eligible bachelor, Dinesh Singh Bhatia. Also ...

  6. Disgraced chairman's wife pleads guilty

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui On Shu-kio, 66, wife of disgraced former Singapore National Kidney Foundation chairman Richard Yong Kun-da, was remanded in custody yesterday after pleading guilty in the District Court to laundering GBP$1.275 million from Singapore property sales through a Hong Kong bank account. She will be sentencing on Friday. On's husband was jailed for 15 months ...

  7. Wife of Singaporean in charity scandal accused

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The wife of the former chairman of Singapore's largest charity fund has been accused of helping him dispose of his assets in Hong Kong after he fled to avoid paying damages in a scandal in which millions of dollars in donations were misused. On Shu Kio, 64, allegedly transferred HK$20 million from Singapore to her bank account in Hong Kong in March after her ...

  8. HK's status as arbitration hub safe, experts say

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... arbitration hub to Singapore, by clarifying the implications of a Court of Final Appeal ruling on what became known as the Congo case. 'Some lawyers have the misconception that the Congo ruling has caused Hong Kong to score an own-goal against Singapore, hence making Hong Kong less competitive as an arbitration hub in Asia,' said Peter Chow, a former vice-president of the Hong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's graft laws apply to Zhu Rongji's son and other members of new body

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Dennis Chong, Peggy Sito

    ... Singapore's minister for trade and industry from 1999 to 2004. "Singapore and Hong Kong share much in common, and each has much to learn from the other … Singapore also has a more interventionist ...

  10. In brief

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cigarettes seized Customs officers seized $3.75 million worth of suspected counterfeit cigarettes hidden in a container at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. The container arrived from Singapore via Yantian on the mainland. ...




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