Advancing Rule of Law

Speech by Minister for Law, K Shanmugam SC, during the Committee of Supply Debate 2018 Mr Chairman, 1. I thank the Members who spoke. LEGAL REFORMS 2. I will start with overview of the legal reforms in our civil, family and criminal justice systems which Mr De Souza spoke about. A. CIVIL JUSTICE 3. In the area of civil justice, my Ministry has been working closely with the Judiciary, legal practitioners. The aim is to keep legal costs affordable;....

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Maintaining World-Class Law and Order

The Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill – Wrap-Up Speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law   1.  Mr Speaker, Sir, I thank the Members who have spoken.   Need for the Act   2.  First let me deal with the need for the Act. Mr Gan Thiam Poh has cited several surveys which tell us that we are among the top “safe cities” in the world, and we are right at the top in terms of law and order.....

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Why I Volunteer at MPS

By Pravena Mohan I have been serving as a volunteer writer at PAP Chong Pang Branch’s Meet-the-People Session (MPS) since 2013. The MPS is on Tuesdays at Block 107, Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 760107. My role involves listening to the concerns of the residents and then writing letters to the relevant organizations to help address the issues raised. The general concerns that I have dealt with are matters relating to the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority of Singapore (ICA),....

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Fortifying Singapore’s Resolve to Stay United Against the Threat of Terrorism

Speech by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam in Parliament on 3 Oct 2017 I.     INTRODUCTION 1.     I thank Mr De Souza for moving this Motion and thank members for their views. Many constructive suggestions have been made, which my ministry will study. I also thank the members from the Workers’ Party for very constructive suggestions and we will look at them.   2.     I will set out the types of threats we face,....

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