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June 26, 1994 | from Reuters
Michael Fay, the U.S. teen-ager who was caned in Singapore for vandalism, said prison officials told him he shouted "I'm dying!" when the first stroke was delivered but he could not remember making the cry. Fay said in an interview Friday that a prison officer stood beside him and guided him through the ordeal saying: "OK, Michael, three left; OK, Michael, two left; OK, one more, you're almost done."
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January 18, 1995 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case likely to cause renewed acrimony between the United States and Singapore, a judge on Tuesday convicted an American scholar and senior executives of a U.S.-owned newspaper of contempt of court for publishing an article critical of the way some Asian governments suppress political opposition. The chief target of the prosecution, university lecturer Christopher Lingle, was fined nearly $7,000 for writing the article, but he is unlikely ever to be punished.
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June 22, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smiling and waving to the cameras like a celebrity, Michael Fay was released from prison Tuesday after gaining worldwide notoriety as the first American ever flogged in Singapore. "I'm happy to be out," Fay, 19, said after his release. "My health is good. I'm looking forward to the future very much. I'm looking forward to going back to my country."
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October 25, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Lingle, the latest American to run afoul of Singapore's government, said Monday that it is impossible for him to return to his teaching job at Singapore's National University after being investigated by police for an article he contributed to a newspaper. "I think Americans have an instinctive acceptance of freedom of expression, whether it be academic freedom or freedom of the press, and I view this issue along those lines," Lingle said in a telephone interview from Atlanta.
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April 1, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court here Thursday rejected an American teen-ager's appeal against a sentence of flogging for spray-painting cars, saying he had pursued a "calculated course of criminal conduct." Without a trace of emotion, Michael Fay, 18, of Dayton, Ohio, was led from the high court by police to begin serving a four-month jail term in the case, which has attracted worldwide attention because of the flogging. Marco Chan, Fay's stepfather, left the court without comment.
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April 2, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world," wrote Keith Kimball of Vallejo, Calif., in a letter to Secretary of State Warren Christopher. "We should have those tough kinds of punishment in America." A Singapore court's decision to sentence an American teen-ager to a flogging for spray-painting cars has produced a predictable nod of approval from many Singaporeans, long accustomed to their government's firm hand.
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March 9, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A war of words between the United States and Singapore over the sentencing of an American teen-ager to a flogging for vandalism heightened Tuesday with the government here disputing President Clinton's comments on the case. The teen-ager, Michael P. Fay of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced last week to six strokes of a rattan cane and four months in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of spray-painting cars, two counts of mischief and possessing stolen property. He was also fined $2,230.
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September 24, 1994 | Times Wire Services
The father of an American youth arrested last year for vandalism and mischief was fined Friday for using abusive language against a policeman, a university lecturer and a condominium resident. Prosecutors decided not to proceed on two charges of assault. Robert Freehill, 51, a company regional director, was sentenced to a $2,500 fine or 10 weeks in jail. He paid the fine. The court returned his confiscated passport.
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January 18, 1995 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case likely to cause renewed acrimony between the United States and Singapore, a judge on Tuesday convicted an American scholar and senior executives of a U.S.-owned newspaper of contempt of court for publishing an article critical of the way some Asian governments suppress political opposition. The chief target of the prosecution, university lecturer Christopher Lingle, was fined nearly $7,000 for writing the article, but he is unlikely ever to be punished.
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October 25, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Lingle, the latest American to run afoul of Singapore's government, said Monday that it is impossible for him to return to his teaching job at Singapore's National University after being investigated by police for an article he contributed to a newspaper. "I think Americans have an instinctive acceptance of freedom of expression, whether it be academic freedom or freedom of the press, and I view this issue along those lines," Lingle said in a telephone interview from Atlanta.
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September 24, 1994 | Times Wire Services
The father of an American youth arrested last year for vandalism and mischief was fined Friday for using abusive language against a policeman, a university lecturer and a condominium resident. Prosecutors decided not to proceed on two charges of assault. Robert Freehill, 51, a company regional director, was sentenced to a $2,500 fine or 10 weeks in jail. He paid the fine. The court returned his confiscated passport.
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August 30, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just as the furor over the flogging of American teen-ager Michael Fay had begun to fade, the government here has confronted the Clinton Administration with a new controversy: A 51-year-old American businessman has been prevented from leaving this country after being charged with various offenses, from using abusive language to assault.
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June 26, 1994 | from Reuters
Michael Fay, the U.S. teen-ager who was caned in Singapore for vandalism, said prison officials told him he shouted "I'm dying!" when the first stroke was delivered but he could not remember making the cry. Fay said in an interview Friday that a prison officer stood beside him and guided him through the ordeal saying: "OK, Michael, three left; OK, Michael, two left; OK, one more, you're almost done."
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June 22, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smiling and waving to the cameras like a celebrity, Michael Fay was released from prison Tuesday after gaining worldwide notoriety as the first American ever flogged in Singapore. "I'm happy to be out," Fay, 19, said after his release. "My health is good. I'm looking forward to the future very much. I'm looking forward to going back to my country."
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May 8, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Singapore's government said early today that it had reprimanded two U.S. diplomats because of what it termed "false reports" about how much American teen-ager Michael P. Fay suffered during a flogging for vandalism. The two-month controversy about the Fay case, which has strained relations between the United States and one of its longtime allies, blossomed into a full-fledged war of words over news reports that the youth had been "bloodied" by the punishment.
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May 6, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two months of anguished, international debate about crime and effective punishment, American teen-ager Michael P. Fay was lashed with four strokes of a rattan cane in a prison here Thursday for the crime of spraying paint on cars. Although widely expected since Fay's clemency appeal was turned down Wednesday, the execution of his sentence provoked outrage from his parents, and the State Department called in S. R. Nathan, the Singaporean ambassador to Washington, to express its displeasure.
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April 24, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government on Saturday defended its controversial policy of flogging vandals and said it is absurd for critics from countries with high crime rates to question Singapore's approach. The defense of the justice system was made by Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng after nearly a month of increasingly vitriolic exchanges between Singapore and the United States over the decision to sentence an 18-year-old American, Michael P. Fay, to six strokes of a rattan cane for spray-painting cars.
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May 6, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two months of anguished, international debate about crime and effective punishment, American teen-ager Michael P. Fay was lashed with four strokes of a rattan cane in a prison here Thursday for the crime of spraying paint on cars. Although widely expected since Fay's clemency appeal was turned down Wednesday, the execution of his sentence provoked outrage from his parents, and the State Department called in S. R. Nathan, the Singaporean ambassador to Washington, to express its displeasure.
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May 4, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government said today that there is no reason to grant clemency to an American teen-ager sentenced to a flogging for spray-painting cars, but it announced that the punishment of six strokes of the rattan cane has been reduced to four as a "gesture" to President Clinton. A government statement said the Cabinet had reviewed the clemency appeal filed by lawyers for Michael P. Fay, 18, and "found no special circumstances which justify commuting the sentence of caning."
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April 29, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An American teen-ager sentenced to be flogged for vandalism ended his first month in jail without word on whether the government will accept or reject his plea for mercy. An official who requested anonymity said the case of Michael Fay, 18, was discussed at a Cabinet meeting, but no decision had been reached on the clemency plea. Fay was charged with spray-painting cars and other acts of vandalism in October.
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