Shaw Organization founder’s grandson Howard Shaw charged for having SEX with underage prostitute
Posted by temasektimes on April 18, 2012
Four more men were charged in court on Wednesday for having commercial sex with a minor from an online vice syndicate, one of them being Howard Shaw, the former executive director of the Singapore Environment Council and a grandson of the founder of Shaw Organization Runme Shaw.
Together with his brother Run Run Shaw, Runme Shaw founded the South Seas Film studio in 1930, which later became Shaw Studios. In 1967, he launched TVB (Television Broadcasts Ltd.) in Hong Kong, growing it into a multi-billion dollar TV empire ranking today as one of the top 5 television producers in the world.
Howard Shaw reportedly had sex with the same underage prostitute who got 44 other men charged on Monday. Some of the men include 9 civil servants, a senior banker, a company director, a senior vice-president of a private company, lawyers, a senior police officer, as well as the former principal of Pei Chun Public School Lee Lip Hong. Their ages range from between 21 to 48 years old.
Besides Howard Shaw, the other men charged today are Swiss national Juerg Buergin, 40; Chua Ren Cheng, 31; and Edward Whistler Goh Ngian Meng, 49. The mastermind behind the online vice ring 39 year old businessman Tang Boon Thiew has been charged last year.
Goh and Buergin face two charges each. Prosecutors today also applied to the court for non-disclosure of any particulars that could lead to the identification of the girl allegedly involved after Mr Subhas Anandan, who acts for 10 of the 48 accused men, had challenged on Monday that the charges for his clients were flawed because they did not contain any details of the girl allegedly involved.
In an interview with the media, Mr Subhas Anandan reportedly said:
“How is anybody going to know what he is charged for when you don’t know who the girl is, and what her age is? Who are they trying to protect? As far as I am concerned, this girl does not deserve protection as she is a HARDCORE PROSTITUTE who got so many men into trouble”
The girl was 17 years old and studying at a local polytechnic when the offences were committed. She allegedly had sex with more than 80 men and once had marathon sex with four different men in a single day.