Howard Shaw pleads guilty to paid sex with underage prostitute

SINGAPORE - Environmental activist Howard Shaw pleaded guilty today to having paid sex with an underage prostitute.

He is the second man to plead guilty after former principal Lee Lip Hong, who was sentenced to nine weeks in jail.

Lee served six weeks for good behaviour.

Shaw is the former executive director of the Singapore Environment Council and the grandson of Shaw Organisation founder Runme Shaw.

He arrived in court accompanied by his wife Jessie, 26.

paullim@sph.com.sg

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