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Updated: 03/21/2013 23:23 | By Channel NewsAsia

US, S’pore officials hold discussions on Shane Todd’s death

US, S’pore officials hold discussions on Shane Todd’s death


US, S’pore officials hold discussions on Shane Todd’s death

SINGAPORE: The US embassy in Singapore said law enforcement officials from the US and Singapore held productive and forthright discussions on the case of Dr Shane Todd, an American researcher who died in Singapore last June.

They met on Monday to follow up on the visit to Washington last week by Singapore’s Foreign Minister K Shanmugam, as well as his conversations on the case with Secretary of State John Kerry, Attorney General Eric Holder and Senator Max Baucus.

The embassy said on Thursday that the cooperation and information sharing at Monday’s meeting are consistent with the assurances provided in Washington and in accordance with the legal frameworks of both countries.

It said it will not comment on the details of the discussions or speculate on the outcome of the investigation, as the case is ongoing and is led by Singapore law enforcement authorities.

The Singapore Police Force has said it would ensure a thorough probe into the death of Dr Todd. He was found hanged in his apartment.

His parents believe he was murdered over work he had done while employed at Singapore’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), which is part of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research.

— CNA/xq

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