COORDINATION BETWEEN POLICE AND BANKS WHEN SCAMS ARE REPORTED

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Home Affairs for scam cases where it is reported that a phone number has been given for payment purposes via PayNow, whether the Police immediately reaches out to the banks in question to track the bank accounts used and stop further usage of PayNow for the relevant accounts immediatelyContinue reading “COORDINATION BETWEEN POLICE AND BANKS WHEN SCAMS ARE REPORTED”

ACCIDENTS REPORTED INVOLVING WORKERS TRANSPORTED IN BACK OF LORRIES AND OTHER VEHICLES

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) for each quarter in the last year, how many accidents are reported involving workers being transported in the back of lorries and other vehicles; and (b) of these, how many involved casualties and deaths respectively. Mr K Shanmugam: The Traffic Police are only able to provide dataContinue reading “ACCIDENTS REPORTED INVOLVING WORKERS TRANSPORTED IN BACK OF LORRIES AND OTHER VEHICLES”

INCLUSION OF NAME OF STILLBORN CHILD IN NEW DIGITAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs whether the new digital birth certificates, which will be extended to stillborn children, will allow for the designation of a name for the stillborn child. Mr K Shanmugam: Stillbirth registration does not provide for the official naming of the stillborn child. The registration process was designed thisContinue reading “INCLUSION OF NAME OF STILLBORN CHILD IN NEW DIGITAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES”

PARTS 4 TO 7 OF FOREIGN INTERFERENCE COUNTERMEASURES ACT

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) when does the Government intend to bring into force Parts 4 to 7 of the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act that apply to politically significant persons and political donations; and (b) whether the relevant Government department will issue compliance advice to guide political parties and individuals who areContinue reading “PARTS 4 TO 7 OF FOREIGN INTERFERENCE COUNTERMEASURES ACT”

PRISONERS WHO PASSED AWAY DUE TO OLD AGE OVER LAST FIVE YEARS AND OFFENCES COMMITTED

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) over the last five years, how many prisoners have passed away due to natural causes related to old age; (b) of these prisoners who have passed away, what are the offences committed for their imprisonment; and (c) what is the age of the oldest prisoner currently incarcerated.Continue reading “PRISONERS WHO PASSED AWAY DUE TO OLD AGE OVER LAST FIVE YEARS AND OFFENCES COMMITTED”

EDUCATION AND RESKILLING PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE TO PRISONERS

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs regarding education and re-skilling programmes available to prisoners (a) whether there are any capacity constraints for such programmes that result in waiting lists; (b) on what basis are inmates prioritised in the event of capacity limits for these programmes; and (c) whether inmates serving long sentences such asContinue reading “EDUCATION AND RESKILLING PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE TO PRISONERS”

EFFORTS TO SPEED UP PROCESSING OF INCREASED PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN PAST FEW MONTHS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Home Affairs in view of the spike in the number of Singaporeans applying for new passports in the past few months, what efforts are being made by ICA to speed up the current processing of passport applications. Mr K Shanmugam: There was an increase in processing time, earlier thisContinue reading “EFFORTS TO SPEED UP PROCESSING OF INCREASED PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN PAST FEW MONTHS”

INVESTIGATION INTO INDIVIDUAL WHO ALLEGEDLY PROMULGATED DEVIANT TEACHINGS

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Home Affairs whether he can provide an update on the status of the investigation into an individual allegedly promulgating deviant teachings which MUIS had previously filed a Police report on. Mr K Shanmugam: On 9 November 2020, the Straits Times reported the case of an individual who allegedlyContinue reading “INVESTIGATION INTO INDIVIDUAL WHO ALLEGEDLY PROMULGATED DEVIANT TEACHINGS”

MAIN CAUSES OF FIRES IN HDB FLATS RESULTING IN FATALITIES OVER LAST FIVE YEARS AND PLANS FOR SPECIFIC FIRE-SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOR FLAT DWELLERS

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) over the last five years, what have been the main causes of fires in HDB flats that resulted in fatalities; and (b) whether SCDF has plans to launch a specific fire-safety campaign for HDB flat dwellers. Mr K Shanmugam: The Member’s question on fires inContinue reading “MAIN CAUSES OF FIRES IN HDB FLATS RESULTING IN FATALITIES OVER LAST FIVE YEARS AND PLANS FOR SPECIFIC FIRE-SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOR FLAT DWELLERS”

STATISTICS ON RENUNCIATION AND REINSTATEMENT OF SINGAPORE CITIZENSHIP, SUCCESS RATE AND REASONS FOR REJECTION IN LAST 10 YEARS

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the last 10 years, what is the number of applicants who have renounced and subsequently reapplied for Singapore citizenship; (b) of these applicants, what is the proportion of those who are successful; and (c) what are the primary reasons for the unsuccessful applications.Continue reading “STATISTICS ON RENUNCIATION AND REINSTATEMENT OF SINGAPORE CITIZENSHIP, SUCCESS RATE AND REASONS FOR REJECTION IN LAST 10 YEARS”