Tag Archives: Bangkok

MEET DAVID JAMES ROACH, THE STANCHART BANK ROBBER WHO WALKED AWAY WITH $30K

According to reports, the man behind the Standard Chartered robbery is 26 year old David James Roach, a Canadian. The first time visitor to Singapore had robbed the Holland Village branch of S$30,000 on 7 July. He left Singapore for Bangkok on the same day. The suspect was arrested on Sunday (10 Jul) at a backpackers hostel in Bangkok's Pratunam district. According to a source from Interpol Bangkok, Roach has been to Thailand many times.

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MFA: S’POREANS ADVISED TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION WHEN VISITING THAILAND

There were a number of incidents in Thailand in 2015. On 1 February 2015, two small improvised explosive devices exploded at the Siam station of Bangkok’s Skytrain System, in close proximity to Siam Paragon shopping mall. On 7 March 2015, a grenade exploded outside the Bangkok Criminal Court in Chatuchak district. Singaporeans travelling to or residing in Thailand should exercise vigilance. They should keep themselves updated on the latest developments through Thai news outlets and heed the instructions of the local Thai authorities.

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UN DEMANDS FOR AMOS YEE’S RELEASE, SAYS CONVICTION IS “DISPROPORTIONATE” & “INAPPROPRIATE”

The United Nations Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) released a statement yesterday expressing concern about the sentencing of teenage blogger Amos Yee, who was convicted last month of uploading remarks and images critical of Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. According to the OHCHR, the Singapore government should "give special consideration" to Amos' "juvenile status" by releasing Amos Yee instead and dropping all recommendations to sentence Amos to Reformative Training.

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