After our piece entitled, Singapore – hotbed of terrorists & arms traffickers, the Singapore Straits Times decided it had to make a move. The Straits Times, Singapore’s Pravda, decided it had to show that it, too, reported on Singapore’s criminal elements.
For this, the Straits Times dusted off a list of Singapore’s Most Wanted – a list of fairly harmless people involved in fraud. The article is entitled, More Singaporeans on Interpol list. The Straits Times carefully avoided mentioning terrorists, arms traffickers, and those involved with the drug trade in Singapore. After all, Singapore is squeaky clean, isn’t it?
The Straits Times stated in its article, “While only six suspects went on the Interpol’s red notice in October 2008, the number has now swelled to 18.”
Eighteen – is that all?
Singapore’s Most Wanted included the following desperados.
Ms. Siak Lai Chun, whose trail is not very fresh – fled Singapore in 1997 – 12 years ago. She “allegedly” (the word The Straits Times used) stole $18.7 million from the bank where she worked. She would now be 47 years old. Hey, another 20 years on the run, and she will be 67. She is five feet three, supposedly unarmed and not dangerous. Good detective work, Singapore – you’ve only been after her for 12 years.
“Fugitive lawyer David Rasif is featured on it,” States the Straits Times. David Rasif was last seen in Thailand in 2006 before he disappeared from Singapore with his clients’ money worth millions.
Now, let’s compare Singapore’s list to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN) of the U.S.
The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security of the US.
Let’s look who is on the SDN list from Singapore.
Steven Law (a.k.a. CHUNG, Lo Ping; a.k.a. HALIM, Abdul; a.k.a. LO, Ping Han; a.k.a. LO, Ping Hau; a.k.a. LO, Ping Zhong; a.k.a. LO, Steven; a.k.a. NAING, Htun Myint; a.k.a. NAING, Tun Myint; a.k.a. NAING, U Myint), 3 Shenton Way, #10-01 Shenton House, Singapore, citizen of Burma.
Stephen Law is the son of Burma’s notorious drug lord Lo Hsing Han, who, at one point, was sentenced to death in Burma for drug trafficking. The United States has refused Stephen Law an entry visa “on suspicion of drug trafficking.”
Lo Hsing Han’s Asia World (managed by Stephen Law) and the Burmese junta are also partners in Singapore’s luxury Traders Hotel. The hotel’s November 1996 opening ceremony was attended by the wanted guy, Lo Hsing Han himself.
Steven Law’s Singaporean wife, Cecilia, is also on the SNA list and is the owner of many companies in Singapore.
According to a high-level US government official familiar with the situation, Law’s wife Cecilia Ng operates an underground banking system, and “is a contact for people in Burma to get their drug money into Singapore, because she has a connection to the government.”
Unfortunately, we were unable to find any verifiable photographs of either Stephen Law, nor of his wife, Cecelia – not even any wedding photos.
Others on Singapore’s SNA list, which the Straits Times, chooses to ignore are:
- Kheng Siang Chew (a.k.a. CHOU, Hsien Cheng), Singapore citizen.
- Aik Haw, at The Anchorage, Alexandra Road, Apt. 370G, Cowry Building, Singapore, is a Burmese citizen.
- TEZA (a.k.a. TAYZA; a.k.a. ZA, Tay; a.k.a. ZA, Te; a.k.a. ZA, U Tay; a.k.a. ZA, U Te), 6 Cairnhill Circle, Number 18-07, Cairnhill Crest Singapore, is a citizen of Burma.
- U Kyaw Thein, 503 Sembawang Road, #02-29, Singapore is a citizen of Burma and a permanent resident of Singapore.
For those of you who wish the visit the SNA website, and take a look for themselves – click here.
Meanwhile, Friday is Singapore’s day for hanging the drug couriers – but only the little guys, the “mules” who carry small loads for the big guys.