Louis Ng on Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill will allow the recovery of monies where grants are wrongly given, create offences for giving false or misleading information and allow the IRAS to exercise investigation and enforcement powers. I have three sets of clarifications to raise. My first clarification is on the recovery of wrongly given grant monies. The Bill introduces offences for obtaining grants or assisting another person to obtain grants by giving false or misleading information. ....

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Derrick Goh on Criminal Procedure (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

Mr Derrick Goh (Nee Soon): Sir, underpinning our reputation as one of the safest cities in the world is the strong rule of law. The robust criminal justice system that we have today is due to our LEAs which work tirelessly to keep Singapore safe and secure. I note that this Bill contains comprehensive proposals spanning enforcement, sentencing and Court processes which reflect the Government’s continuous efforts to ensure our criminal justice processes remain fair and effective in an increasingly complex security landscape. ....

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Louis Ng on Prevention of Proliferation Financing and Other Matters Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill will help Singapore comply with FATF requirements on assessing the risk of proliferation financing and taking measures to mitigate these risks. I have two short clarifications to raise. My first clarification is on the Government’s approach on prevention of proliferation financing, anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing. Each of these areas represent risks which threaten the integrity of Singapore’s financial institutions. Each of these areas also have their own sets of safeguards and requirements.....

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Louis Ng on Administration of Muslim Law (Amendment) Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill will allow foreign halal certification bodies to be recognised, give the MUIS Legal Committee more discretion to consider a fatwa request and strengthen the administration of Muslim religious schools. I thank the Ministry for holding a public consultation in preparation for this Bill. I have three clarifications to raise. My first clarification is on the Legal Committee’s process for considering a request and preparing a ruling. ....

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