15 Apr '11, 9am

Ex-Singapore zoo senior vet cleared of 4 molest charges

Ex-Singapore zoo senior vet cleared of 4 molest charges

Dr Oh Soon Hock, 52, was granted a discharge amounting to an acquittal, for molesting a 21-year-old woman four times at the Mandai Lake Road premises between January and March 2009. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW A FORMER senior veterinarian with the Singapore Zoo was acquitted of four molestation charges on Friday after compounding the matter. Dr Oh Soon Hock, 52, was granted a discharge amounting to an acquittal, for molesting a 21-year-old woman four times at the Mandai Lake Road premises between January and March 2009. Deputy Public Prosecutor Agnes Chan said the prosecution had no objections for the charges to be compounded for a global sum of $15,000. The woman, who has received the amount, was in court and seen wiping her tears. Trained in Taiwan in veterinary science, Dr Oh was is known for using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat animals. Lawyer Shashi Natha...

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North Korea says US detainee will face charges

North Korea says US detainee will face charges

channelnewsasia.com 14 Apr '11, 3am

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