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Crime in Singapore

Researcher left suicide notes, Singapore inquest told

Rick Todd (second, right) and his wife Mary, talk to reporters after the first of the inquiry into the death of their son, Shane. Photo: AFP

A US hi-tech researcher whose family claims he was murdered in Singapore was under treatment for depression and left suicide notes before he was found hanged, a public inquiry was told yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 2:20am

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

Juerg Buergin will be sentenced next Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

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 charges of having sex with a 17-year-old call girl and will be sentenced next Wednesday.

1 May 2013 - 2:07am 1 comment

Singapore drug trafficker avoids death sentence

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.

12 Apr 2013 - 2:34am

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

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 in the penal code known as Section 377A, whose constitutionality has been questioned.

11 Apr 2013 - 2:26am

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

Swiss expatriate Juerg Buergin. Photo: 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.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

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

Shane Todd in Singapore. Photo: AP

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.

19 Mar 2013 - 2:02am

Former head of Singapore's drugs police cleared of corruption

Ng Boon Gay and his wife leave court on Thursday. Photo: 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.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:27am

Singapore-style caning effective as crime deterrent, says NPC delegate

More than 30 countries worldwide have judicial corporal punishment but China is not one of them - yet. Photo: AP

Chen Weicai, head of the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau’s political affairs department, said on Tuesday during an NPC session that “strict punishment” was needed to solve rising crime in the city.

30 Jan 2013 - 12:52pm

Man jailed on drug charge freed after ruling

A man who prompted a landmark court ruling fortifying the rights of accused drug dealers has been freed after a jury returned a unanimous verdict to acquit him on a charge of trafficking in heroin.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Police to lose 670 officers, 230 staff

The police force will slash about 900 posts in a government plan to save $280 million in the new financial year, it was announced yesterday.

But top-ranking officers warned frontline services might be affected if further budget cuts were introduced.

14 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Graft probe to widen as ringleaders lose death penalty plea

Court officials have warned of a widening investigation into the country's biggest corruption scandal after its ringleaders failed in their appeal against the death penalty.

'This should not be seen as the end, but just the beginning. It could well go higher,' an investigator warned.

2 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Barings' freeze of HK assets prompts review

THE Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is reviewing its asset-management operations in the wake of the Barings collapse, which locked up about $3.4 billion worth of the territory's foreign exchange funds.

12 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Barings knew of Leeson's trading

SUPERVISION of Nick Leeson's Singapore trading operation was transferred to London after Barings' Tokyo office became concerned about maintaining proper controls.

The switch took place 'many months ago', and about the same time that Leeson's profits and trading started to shoot upwards, according to a well-placed source.

4 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Review policy of mandatory death sentence

A NUMBER of Hong Kong residents have been executed at Changi Prison in Singapore; others await execution.

This should arouse protests from people in Hong Kong and elsewhere in the world.

Although all the victims are criminals convicted of drug-trafficking, the Singapore Government should review its policy of a mandatory death sentence for all drug-traffickers.

13 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Britain lodges clemency plea in caning case

THE British High Commission in Singapore has submitted a plea for clemency on behalf of Hong Kong teenager Shiu Chi-ho, who faces 12 strokes of the rattan cane after being convicted of vandalism.

Hong Kong Government sources are quietly confident the move will result in a reduction in the sentence for Shiu, but they do not expect him to get off scot free.

10 May 1994 - 12:00am

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