Coroner's inquiry into Dr Shane Todd's death to begin on May 13
The coroner's inquiry into the death of American researcher Dr Shane Todd here has been set for May 13.
At this inquiry, the State Coroner will review the evidence and independently determine the cause of and circumstances connected with Dr Todd's death. During the inquiry, the Todd family may pose relevant questions about the investigation findings, forensic and medical reports.
Dr Todd, 31, was found hanged in his Singapore apartment in an apparent suicide last June, shortly after he quit the Singapore Institute of Microelectronics (IME). His parents however believe he was murdered over work he had done while employed at the IME, which is part of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research.
This work allegedly involved a project between IME and Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies, which has been suspected of espionage by the US, but both parties have said they did not go beyond preliminary talks on a commercial project.