Singapore banker held in China
BEIJING POLICE in China have held a Singaporean banker for two weeks without allowing her access to a lawyer after her client allegedly fled the country with millions of dollars, her fiance said on Monday.
Eden Wu, who has worked in Shanghai for Standard Chartered’s private banking business for nine months, was detained on March 6 as she prepared to travel to Singapore for her wedding, Jason Tan said.
Police are investigating one of her clients, who allegedly escaped China with his family with millions in embezzled funds, he said.
“She is being questioned every day, she can’t make phone calls, and she hasn’t been allowed to see her lawyer,” Tan said, adding that representatives at the Singapore consulate and Wu’s parents had been able to visit her on Friday.
“Her mum said she has lost a lot of weight, and that she had dark circles under her eyes,” he added. Standard Chartered confirmed Wu’s detention in a statement.