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    Default Would your ransom from kidnappers be $48.75 millions?

    FORMULA ONE supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil with ransom demand of $48.75 million

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/mo...02641043123ede

    He was in Singapore and no one touched him.

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    The kidnapping Act

    http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/searc...14305185;rec=0

    In particular this clause in the Act:

    "Abduction, wrongful restraint or wrongful confinement for ransom

    3. Whoever, with intent to hold any person for ransom, abducts or wrongfully restrains or wrongfully confines that person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be punished on conviction with death or imprisonment for life and shall, if he is not sentenced to death, also be liable to caning."

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    Default Re: Would your ransom from kidnappers be $48.75 millions?

    Not many people also have $48.75 million to give....

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    Default Re: Would your ransom from kidnappers be $48.75 millions?

    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    The kidnapping Act

    http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/searc...14305185;rec=0

    In particular this clause in the Act:

    "Abduction, wrongful restraint or wrongful confinement for ransom

    3. Whoever, with intent to hold any person for ransom, abducts or wrongfully restrains or wrongfully confines that person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be punished on conviction with death or imprisonment for life and shall, if he is not sentenced to death, also be liable to caning."
    In China, kidnapping for ransom comes with an automatic death sentence, unless the perps give themselves up without harming the victim. They are now pushing for death sentence for child abduction and human trafficking.

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    Default Re: Would your ransom from kidnappers be $48.75 millions?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    In China, kidnapping for ransom comes with an automatic death sentence, unless the perps give themselves up without harming the victim. They are now pushing for death sentence for child abduction and human trafficking.

    Unless kidnapped victims are books seller, selling banned books in HK, about China's Politicians...

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    Default Re: Would your ransom from kidnappers be $48.75 millions?

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Unless kidnapped victims are books seller, selling banned books in HK, about China's Politicians...
    LOL, good one!

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    Default Re: Would your ransom from kidnappers be $48.75 millions?

    The nightmare of all rich persons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    The nightmare of all rich persons.
    In the 50s and 60s these kidnaps were so common that the new self-government enacted the Kidnapping Act. The Similar laws were introduced to combat against gangsters and lightning industrial strikes.

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    Default Re: Would your ransom from kidnappers be $48.75 millions?

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    The nightmare of all rich persons.


    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/a...on-li-ka-shing

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Unless kidnapped victims are books seller, selling banned books in HK, about China's Politicians...
    Was there a demand for ransom? As stipulated in the laws?

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