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Online vice: Howard Shaw stripped of Public Service Medal

Published on Jun 8, 2013 7:59 AM
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Howard Shaw and his wife Jessie Xue arriving at the Subordinate Courts on Oct 5, 2012. Shaw - who was jailed last October for having sex with an underage prostitute - has been stripped of his Public Service Medal. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Green activist Howard Shaw - who was jailed last October for having sex with an underage prostitute - has been stripped of his Public Service Medal.

The information was published on the Government's electronic gazette yesterday.

"The President has, with effect from May 31, 2013, forfeited the Public Service Medal awarded to Howard Shaw Chai Li," the notice said.

Yesterday, Mr Shaw told The Straits Times by telephone that he had no comments on his medal being forfeited. The 42-year-old was awarded it in 2011 for his work in the environment sector. That year, he stepped down as executive director of the Singapore Environment Council and joined investment holding company Halcyon Group as its senior vice- president, corporate social responsibility.

 
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