Singapore agrees not to cane StanChart robbery suspect in exchange for getting him extradited here

Tan Tam Mei
The Straits Times
Feb 20, 2018

The man suspected of carrying out the 2016 Standard Chartered Bank robbery will not be caned even if he is convicted of the offence here.

Singapore is willing to give this assurance to pave the way for the suspect - Canadian David James Roach, 28 - to be extradited here from Britain to face charges.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which is working with British authorities on the case, said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb 20): "As part of the extradition proceedings, the UK Government has requested an assurance that if Roach were to be found guilty by a Singapore Court of robbery, the sentence of corporal punishment will not be carried out."

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