Shane Todd's death: US govt satisfied with IME audit results

Shane Todd's death: US govt satisfied with IME audit results
US officials have completed their audit of the Institute of Microelectronics, the employer of American researcher Shane Todd (above), and were satifsied the the outcome, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The United States government has completed its audit of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), employer of the 31-year-old American researcher found hanged in his Chinatown apartment in June last year. The US officials who came for the audit were satisfied with the outcome, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday.

 


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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPOKESMAN'S COMMENTS

In response to media queries, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that the process audit of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) offered by IME on a voluntary basis to the United States Government has been successfully completed. The US officials who came for the audit were satisfied with the audit.

The offer to have the audit done was conveyed by Minister for Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam to Secretary of State John Kerry in March 2013, in the spirit of cooperation and openness to satisfy the US that allegations of illegal transfers of US technology from IME to the Chinese company Huawei were completely untrue and without basis.

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SINGAPORE - Member of Parliament, Assoc Prof Tan Kheng Boon Eugene, asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the following questions with regards to the investigations into the death of Dr Shane Todd.

Assoc Prof Tan's questions are as follows: (a) how did the Singapore Police Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation cooperate in the investigations into the death of Dr Shane Todd; (b) how does the Government ensure that investigations will not be influenced by external pressure and international media publicity; (c) whether, at the meeting with the Foreign Minister on 12 March 2013, US Senator Max Baucus has indicated that he and Senator Jon Tester will move legislation to block funding to the Institute of Microelectronics (IME); (d) what is the amount of funding that IME has obtained from the US Government and other US sources over the last five years; and (e) whether the findings of the process audit of IME by US officials into allegations of illegal transfer of technology, when completed, will be made public.

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