No smoke without a fire?
I dont really care after all it was just a hit-and-run accident leaving one dead
Who is Dr Silviu Ionescu?
No smoke without a fire?
seriously, no one should think he/she is above the law.
some reading on a CNY eve.
there are always the pros and the cons, but this is what make forums interesting. but perhaps we need to have a deeper grasp of things before we post comments, as in legality, there are a lots of areas we do not even have the slightest knowledge of.
or are we just shooting off because we are anti this and anti that and there is a tinge of bias or prejudice in our pursuit. for comment in the extreme, a visit to gopalan nair's blog will be an enlighteing journey! a so-called persecuted dissident who claimed that romania has a fairer system of justice thab singapore and advised mr diplomat not to come back as he will not get a fair trial (meaning mr diplomat was set up) just like he had been.
in the meantime he is shooting his load in the safety of the us of a.
tell that to mr gopalan nair!
Actually I was curious how was it there're over 30 reported witnesses especially in a accident happening in a secluded area like Sungei Kadut. How many witnesses do we get for a usual hit and run in a HDB estate or a pub area? This world is getting stranger and stranger.
30 witnesses does not necessarily nean those we were present at the time the accident happened. it include those who saw, those who investigated, etc...
Mr. Ionescu will not get a fair trial in Singapore. He stands a much better chance at a fair trial in Bucharest Romania, which has been accepted into and now part of the European Union, as an equal member as Germany and the UK. This by itself is a seal of approval for its administration of justice.
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Mr Nair really make me want to puke.
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Lawyer, big vocal critic of MM Lee. Got into trouble (the usual "defamation suit"), run off to US.
2 years ago he came back to SG and challenged police to arrest him, even posted his hotel room address. Within hours police came to take him "lim kopi". When presented to a judge, he called the judge "a lackey of LKY".
He thought that now he is US citizen the US will come and rescue him, but the US wasn't bothered. In the end he got deported IIRC.
he is the sort of bird that flocks with tang lh, chee sj, francis s. as long as are anti-you know who, you will be great friend with him.
jb jeyaretnam could have run, but he chose to stay and fight (a true blue singaporean, whatever you may think of his politics. gopalan nair could have run and he did! now doing his fighting in the land of free speech, haha.
Ok, so are we bringing Dr. Nosferatu, I mean, Dr Ionescu back to face trial?
This guy really machiam Nosferatu siah... everywhere he go, got blood trails. Time to face justice!!!
Feb 23, 2010
FATAL HIT-AND-RUN CASE
No response from Romania
SINGAPORE has not heard officially from the Romanian government after it made a formal request about a fortnight ago for Dr Silviu Ionescu to attend a coroner's inquiry here.
A second request to waive the diplomatic immunity of the Romanian Embassy driver, so that he can give evidence at the upcoming inquiry, has not drawn an official response as well.
Both requests were communicated through diplomatic notes - Third Party Notes (TPN) - when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) summoned Romania's ambassador to Singapore, who is based in Tokyo, for a meeting on Feb 11.
Foreign Minister George Yeo told Parliament yesterday: 'The Romanian government has not yet responded officially to these TPNs. We trust that they will do so without undue delay as the coroner's inquiry will begin in March.'
He was responding to Nominated MP Calvin Cheng, who asked about the Government's measures to ensure that investigations into the hit-and-run case on Dec 15 continue.
A Romanian Embassy car - allegedly driven by Dr Ionescu, the charge d'affaires in Singapore - had hit three people in Bukit Panjang before speeding off, causing the death of 30-year-old
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Feb 23, 2010
Romanian Embassy responds to MFA
The coroner's inquiry into his death starts next week, but Foreign Minister George Yeo said in Parliament on Monday that there has been no sign that the envoy at the centre of the case, Dr Silviu Ionescu (above), who flew home after the accident, will attend the hearing. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
THE Romanian Embassy on Tuesday officially responded to requests by Singapore's Foreign Ministry over the hit-and-run case involving a car allegedly driven by the embassy's charge d'affaires in Singapore.
The car hit three people in Bukit Panjang before speeding off on Dec 15, causing the death of 30-year-old Tong Kok Wai. The coroner's inquiry into his death starts next week, but Foreign Minister George Yeo said in Parliament on Monday that there has been no sign that the envoy at the centre of the case, Dr Silviu Ionescu, who flew home after the accident, will attend the hearing.
In apparent response to Mr Yeo's comments in Parliament, the Romanian Embassy handed over three diplomatic notes - Third Party Notes (TPN) - to the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.
The first note acceded to MFA's request that Mr Marius Trusca, an administrative officer at the Romanian Embassy, give evidence at the coroner's inquiry on the death of Mr Tong. The Embassy added that 'Mr Trusca will assist the State Coroner in establishing the true circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Tong.'
The second note confirmed that the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had informed Dr Ionescu, whom police investigations revealed was the driver of the Romanian Embassy car at the time of the accidents, that he attend the Coroner's Inquiry and give the Singapore authorities details of the identity of the witness whom the envoy had claimed could exonerate him.
The note added that the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has suspended its 'labour relationship' with Dr Ionescu 'during the period of criminal investigations undertaken by the Romanian authorities and cannot compel him to observe a certain line of conduct'.
'The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs firmly dissociates itself from Dr Silviu Ionescu's statements made after his employment contract was suspended and underlines that his statements do not represent theposition of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,' said the note.
The Embassy also handed over a third note stating that the Romanian authorities would 'give due consideration' to MFA's request for more information on the status of the criminal proceedings in Romania against Dr Ionescu and on the Romanian system of investigations and prosecutions, and 'a detailed answer will be soon provided'
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if, say the Dr. runs off to another country, than how? Romania say he left. Even if they provide which country he went, what if he lap frog to another, or can that country extradite him without going through Romania? Anybody with such knowledge care to share?
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i dont think we can extradite him....its easier to just send a killer and give him 2 shots in the head.
in the presence of extradition treaty between two relevant countries, extradition may take place.
Well, at least we have realised one thing. The kind of respect we get by some countries, looking at the thrashy, coward, ungentleman, shrewed 'Dips.' they had been sending over....
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