Region needs to work together to defeat terrorism

The International Meeting on Counter Terrorism, Bali – Intervention by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law Excellencies, 1. I congratulate General Wiranto on his appointment. 2. Let me first thank Indonesia for organising this Conference, and for the warm hospitality given to all of us. This Conference is important and timely. Terrorism is a clear threat in Southeast Asia. In November 2014, ISIS declared its intention to set up wilayat in Indonesia and the Philippines.....

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Singapore will not ease stance on drugs for safety of citizens

( Video source: Home Team News) Singapore Statement at the UNGASS 2016 Plenary Session – Speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law (first appeared in the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs) ​ Mr President, Singapore is happy to be a participant at United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) 2016. Building a Safe Society for Our People 2. To discuss the global drug problem,....

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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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