States Times review said Hong Kong will prosecute Singapore. Since when did Hong Kong said that? MINDEF engaged a private company therefore it’s the responsibility of the company to ensure everything is in order. If things screwed up. It is the company not MINDEF/Singapore that will be prosecuted!
In a statement responding to media queries on Tuesday (Jan 24), its Commissioner of Customs and Excise Roy Tang said investigations into the suspected breach have been completed and it “might lead to criminal prosecution”.
“Import, export and transshipment/transit of strategic commodities in breach of licensing requirement are criminal offences punishable under the Hong Kong law,” said the statement.
“As an active and responsible trading partner in the global economy, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is committed to complying with international standards of strategic trade control, and Hong Kong implements a robust control system to achieve it,” it added.
- http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/hong-kong-says-singapore-not-part-of-probe-into-troop-carriers/3465758.html Hong Kong said on Wednesday (Jan 25) the Singapore government was not being investigated over the shipment of nine military vehicles detained in the Chinese-ruled city since November.