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Green activist Howard Shaw released early for good behaviour

Published on Nov 30, 2012 6:02 PM
 
File photo, Howard Shaw, former executive director of the Singapore Environment Council, arriving at the Subordinate Courts on 30 July 2012 with his wife Jessie. Shaw walked out of prison a free man on Nov 30, four weeks earlier than the 12 weeks he was sentenced to for having paid sex with an underage prostitute.

Former green activist Howard Shaw walked out of prison a free man on Friday, four weeks earlier than the 12 weeks he was sentenced to for having paid sex with an underage prostitute.

Mr Shaw began his 12-week jail term on Oct 5 but was released early for good behaviour.

The 41-year-old, a grandson of Shaw Organisation founder Runme Shaw, had appealed the punishment that was handed out in June, but eventually decided to withdraw it in September.

In April, he was the most high-profile of 51 men charged for paid sex with the same underage Singaporean prostitute.

 
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