US Secretary of State John Kerry presses Singapore Foreign Minister Shanmugam on death of American, 15 Mar 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry urged his Singaporean counterpart this week to cooperate with U.S. law enforcement agencies on the investigation into the suspicious death of American Shane Todd.
Todd was found hanging in the bathroom of his Singapore apartment last June, just days before he was planning to return to the United States. He had been working with the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institution linked to the Singaporean government. Todd's parents, who believe he was murdered, retrieved a hard drive from his apartment they say shows Todd was worried Singapore was planning to share his highly sensitive research with Huawei, a firm many have alleged is closely tied to the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
The Singapore police rejected the FBI's offers of assistance in the investigation for months, prompting the extensive intervention of Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT). On Wednesday, Kerry raised the matter with Singaporean Foreign Minister K Shanmugam in their bilateral meeting, a State Department spokesman told The Cable. Full story

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