Derrick Goh on Immigration (Amendment) Bill

Sir, a defining characteristic of Singapore’s success has been its progressive attitude towards leveraging new ideas. I note this Bill introduces new provisions to support the use of new technologies and innovation to tackle an evolving security landscape. It takes into account learnings from the recent pandemic, factored use of digital technologies to improve both effectiveness and efficiency of border operations. Singapore was early in reopening our boarders in 2022. Given the rebound of travel, it is timely for this Bill to be put before this House.  ....

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On anti-money laundering activities

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 18 and 19 September 2023 Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) how have the Ministry’s agencies enhanced their AML capabilities; (b) what further improvements will be made; (c) whether there are plans to (i) strengthen the requirements and capabilities of non-banking industries for customer due diligence measures to prevent criminals from converting illegal proceeds into assets and (ii) enhance reporting of suspicious transactions by these industries for timelier intervention;....

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On using surplus funds for FY2022/2023’s revenues net of expenditures to support SMEs and workers

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 2 & 3 August 2023 Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance given the surplus for FY2022/2023’s revenues net of expenditures, whether the Government can share its plans on how it will use these surplus funds to support SMEs and workers to help them to transform and grow. Response Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Manpower in view of the Ministry’s lower-than-expected expenditure for FY2022/2023 by about $3.3 billion (a) what are the reasons for the variance between the expected and actual grants disbursed to businesses and individuals;....

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On the impact of the use of technologies to facilitate drug activity;

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 8,9 and 10 May 2023. Mr Derrick Goh asked the Minister for Transport in view of reports by Nee Soon Link residents that the bus arrival timings display board at Yishun Integrated Transport Hub shows longer wait times for Bus Service 801 compared to the frequency reflected in LTA’s MyTransport.SG a.     whether LTA has now improved the frequency and services for Bus 801; b.     if so, what are the reasons for the discrepancies;....

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