09 Mar '11, 11am

Videolink from #Singapore in Romania diplomat case charged with manslaughter of a #Malaysian after a hit-and-run...

Videolink from #Singapore in Romania diplomat case charged with manslaughter of a #Malaysian after a hit-and-run...

Silviu Ionescu, a former Romanian charge d'affaire in the state city, is charged with manslaughter, causing physical injuries and making false statements after the accident in December 2009. -- PHOTO: AP BUCHAREST - A BUCHAREST court ruled on Wednesday that witnesses in Singapore can be heard via videolink in the case of a Romanian diplomat charged with manslaughter after a hit-and-run car crash there. Silviu Ionescu, a former Romanian charge d'affaire in the state city, is charged with manslaughter, causing physical injuries and making false statements after the accident in December 2009. Ionescu pleads not guilty. He has always denied he was the driver and says the car was stolen. The diplomat is alleged to have hit three pedestrians while driving a car belonging to the Romanian mission and to have fled the scene. One pedestrian, a 30-year-old Malaysian national, suffere...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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Special envoy to Romania to attend Ionescu trial

channelnewsasia.com 08 Mar '11, 11am

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Special Envoy to Romania, Anil Kumar Nayar, will attend the trial of former diplomat Silviu Ionescu...

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