Transforming the Home Team for the future

Ministry of Home Affairs Committee of Supply Debate 2016 – Speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law ​1. Thank you Madam Chairman. I thank the honourable members who have given valuable comments. Overview of Safety and Security Situation 2. Madam Speaker, 2015 was especially challenging and intense for the Home Team. Our tempo of operations was very high. Despite the challenging environment, and the very substantial number of major events,....

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Grow Local Legal Industry

Speech by Minister for Law, K Shanmugam, during the Committee of Supply Debate 2016 Mr Chairman, 1. I thank the Members who spoke. As I deal with the questions, I will put some context to it. 2. We have a strong reputation for upholding the rule of law. 3. Essentially, in a recent survey, members will see: (a) 92% of Singaporeans stated they had trust and confidence in our legal system; (b) 96% agreed that Singapore is governed by the rule of law;....

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Parliamentary Questions raised by Dr Lee Bee Wah on 4 and 5 Apr

1. More campaigns and enforcement on giving up seats on public transport Ministry of National Development (MND): LTA and Public Transport Council conduct a graciousness campaign every year, including asking commuters to give up their seats to those who need them more. In LTA’s perception survey, the percentage of commuters noticing that people are giving up seats has risen from 42% in 2012 to 63% in 2014. We will continue our efforts to promote gracious behaviour,....

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Don’t became too reliant on Government

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, IN RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET, DURING PARLIAMENT SITTING ON 5 APRIL 2016 Video here Madam Speaker I rise in support of the Budget delivered by the Finance Minister. Every Budget is a balancing act, striking a balance between generosity and prudence. But this year’s budget has to balance another set of factors- helping Singaporean firms and families weather the economic storms ahead, while setting our long-term course for the right direction.....

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