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Crime in Singapore

Researcher left suicide notes, Singapore inquest told

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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