The Straits Times
Published on Nov 30, 2012

Green activist Howard Shaw released early for good behaviour


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.