Howard Shaw released from jail early

Shaw cinema mogul scion and prominent green activist Howard Shaw was released from prison Friday, four weeks earlier than his 12-week jail term.

Shaw, the grandson of Shaw Organisation founder Runme Shaw, commenced his jail term on 5 October but was a free man due to good behaviour, local media reported.

The 41-year-old former executive director of the Singapore Environmental Council was sentenced in July at the Sub Courts. He appealed the sentence but later withdrew the appeal in September.

Shaw pleaded guilty to paying for sex with an underaged prostitute in October 2010 at Hotel 81 Bencoolen and was convicted in June.

Shaw is among 51 men charged with having sex with the same girl.

Former principal of Pei Chun Public School, Lee Lip Hong, 39, who was the first man to be convicted in this high-profile online vice-ring case, had also been released early for good behaviour. He was sentenced to nine weeks’ jail but released after six weeks.

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