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”

INDIVIDUALS INCARCERATED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENCES

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) how many individuals are currently incarcerated for sexual assault offences with sentences exceeding 10 years of imprisonment before remission; (b) of this number, how many are repeat offenders; and (c) how many Singaporeans have been incarcerated for sexual assault at least three times or more in theirContinue reading “INDIVIDUALS INCARCERATED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENCES”

CHALLENGES INHIBITING ISSUANCE OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE ALONGSIDE DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR STILLBORN SINGAPORE CITIZEN CHILDREN UPON PARENTS’ REQUEST

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs what are the (i) administrative and (ii) practical challenges that currently inhibit the issuance of a birth certificate alongside a death certificate for Singapore citizen children who are stillborn in cases where these parents wish to have the child’s birth certificate issued. Mr K Shanmugam: The intentContinue reading “CHALLENGES INHIBITING ISSUANCE OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE ALONGSIDE DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR STILLBORN SINGAPORE CITIZEN CHILDREN UPON PARENTS’ REQUEST”

PROPORTION OF SCAM VICTIMS ON WORK PASSES AND EFFORTS TO EDUCATE LOW-INCOME FOREIGN WORKERS ON AVENUES OF RECOURSE AVAILABLE

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what proportion of all scam victims in Singapore last year are holders of (i) Long-Term Visit Pass (ii) Work Permit and (iii) S Pass; and (b) what efforts are being made to educate low-income foreign workers on the avenues of recourse available to them if they fallContinue reading “PROPORTION OF SCAM VICTIMS ON WORK PASSES AND EFFORTS TO EDUCATE LOW-INCOME FOREIGN WORKERS ON AVENUES OF RECOURSE AVAILABLE”

EMPLOYMENT OF EX-OFFENDERS AT KEY INSTALLATIONS SUCH AS JURONG ISLAND AND CHANGI AIRPORT

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether the Government has any policy prohibiting ex-offenders from entering or being employed at key installations such as Jurong Island and Changi Airport; (b) if so, what categories of offences are covered by this policy; (c) what conditions need to be met before the prohibition lapses;Continue reading “EMPLOYMENT OF EX-OFFENDERS AT KEY INSTALLATIONS SUCH AS JURONG ISLAND AND CHANGI AIRPORT”

INCIDENCE OF HOSTILE INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS TARGETED AT SINGAPORE RESIDENTS SINCE START OF PARLIAMENT-UKRAINE CONFLICT

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether there have been any hostile information campaigns targeted at Singapore residents since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict; (b) if so, what is the nature of these campaigns; (c) whether the Government is aware of the likely sources of such campaigns; and (d) whether theContinue reading “INCIDENCE OF HOSTILE INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS TARGETED AT SINGAPORE RESIDENTS SINCE START OF PARLIAMENT-UKRAINE CONFLICT”

USE OF TRACETOGETHER DATA FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Home Affairs since the introduction of TraceTogether (a) how many criminal investigations have TraceTogether data been used for; (b) what categories under the Seventh Schedule of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act do these investigations come under; and (c) whether the TraceTogether data has inadvertently been used for any criminal investigationsContinue reading “USE OF TRACETOGETHER DATA FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS”