Sex scandal

Australia's military rocked by sex scandal involving explicit e-mails

The Australian military was embroiled in another sex scandal yesterday, with 17 personnel including officers under investigation after "explicit and repugnant" e-mails and images demeaning female personnel were uncovered.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:47am

Singapore law professor convicted in sex-for-grades case

A Singaporean law professor was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday after a judge ruled that he abused his position to obtain sexual favours and gifts from a female student in exchange for good grades.

29 May 2013 - 1:05am

Talking points

Suu Kyi supporters arrive in Beijing.

Suu Kyi supporters arrive in Beijing

8 May 2013 - 3:20am

21 officials sentenced over sex scandal in Chongqing

Zhu Ruifeng. Photo: Simong Song

The Chongqing Communist Party's disciplinary commission has endorsed penalties for dozens of city officials linked to a sex and corruption scandal.

Xinhua reported yesterday that 21 officials, including Lei Zhengfu, former party chief of Beibei district, have been sentenced.

3 Aug 2013 - 9:40am

Sex scandals spark alarm at number of unqualified teachers in China

Xiong Bingqi

Michael Thai, an American of Vietnamese ancestry, thought his bilingualism in Chinese and English would be a plus when he tried to find a job as an English teacher in Beijing.

But it would have been easier if he was white.

3 May 2013 - 12:09pm 1 comment

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

Sun opens front in free-speech war by reporting Rolf Harris arrest for sex offences

Rolf Harris

It was a typical British tabloid splash - the news that the entertainer Rolf Harris was arrested on suspicion of sex offences - but the headline emblazoned across The Sun's front page on Friday was also a pre-emptive strike in a fresh freedom-of-speech battle between newspapers and lawyers to the famous and powerful.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:49am

British police arrest 11th man in Savile investigation

A 2008 photo of Sir Jimmy Savile. Photo: AP

British police on Thursday arrested a 82-year-old man as part of the investigation into widespread sexual abuses launched following the Jimmy Savile scandal.

29 Mar 2013 - 2:44pm

Police uncover ring that 'blackmailed officials with fake sex photos'

Guangxi officials last year reportedly blurred their mug shots on government websites to prevent blackmailers from using them in fake sex photos.

When Guangxi officials last year reportedly blurred their mug shots on government websites to prevent blackmailers from using them in fake sex photos, internet users had a good laugh. But a recent police crackdown on extortion gangs in Hunan province proved these officials had prophetic vision.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:54pm

Former Singaporean official denies sex-for-contract charge

Peter Lim

Singapore's former civil defence chief, accused by prosecutors of trading contracts for sex, did not influence the awarding of business, his lawyer said. Peter Lim, accused of obtaining oral sex in a car park in May 2010 from the general manager of Nimrod Engineering, is not corrupt, his lawyer Hamidul Haq said at the start of his trial.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:21am

Liberal Democrat rising star Takeshi Tokuda felled by sex scandal

Takeshi Tokuda

Tokuda, the parliamentary secretary for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, resigned with no warning on Monday but declined to give a reason.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:45am

Don't let sex scandals distract from the bigger fight against corruption

Zhu Ruifeng, a citizen journalist known for recently exposing sex scandals and corruptions. Photo: NYT

A string of sex scandals has brought down a number of Chinese officials recently. Such is the technology today that the photos, videos and salacious details about the affairs spread quickly once they are posted online. The authorities were quick to react, sacking a number of senior party cadres and executives at state-owned companies. There's probably more to come.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:39am

Japan pop idol Minami Minegishi shaves head after sex scandal

A tearful Minami Minegishi apologises on video. Photo: AFP

Pictures of the roughly-shorn head of Minami Minegishi, 20, were emblazoned on national newspapers yesterday amid news that the pop princess had broken the band's cardinal rule: no dating.

2 Feb 2013 - 2:53am

Academic removed in China’s latest sex scandal

A Marxist theoretician has been removed as head of an important, but obscure Communist Party research institute over a sex scandal as China’s new leadership moves to end the latest, embarrassing revelation of high-level sleaze.

19 Jan 2013 - 12:42pm

British star Savile’s victims set to seek damages: lawyer

Jimmy Savile. Photo: AP

ound 50 victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile are set to seek damages from the late broadcaster’s estate and from organisations including the BBC and Britain’s health service, their lawyer said on Saturday.

12 Jan 2013 - 8:58pm