SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FROM RECALCITRANT SEX OFFENDERS

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister. I understand this is a review that is in progress and full details of the proposals are not before the House. For current offenders who are incarcerated – because they have committed serious sexual crimes, in the course of theirContinue reading “SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FROM RECALCITRANT SEX OFFENDERS”

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”

COS 2022: Surveys

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Mr Speaker, I did not file a cut for this Ministry but in view of some of the earlier remarks made by the Minister, I have two clarifications. Both pertain to the surveys. I just need to be sure that both were surveys; the first one covered the mandatory death penalty.Continue reading “COS 2022: Surveys”

COS 2022: Clarifications on Ombudsman

Mr Leon Perera: Thank you, Mr Chairman, Sir, and I thank the Law and Home Affairs Minister Mr Shanmugam for his lengthy comments on my two minutes of cut speech. I would like to just respond to some of his points and pose some clarifications. He mentioned that he was not surprised at my suggestion ofContinue reading “COS 2022: Clarifications on Ombudsman”

COS 2022: Extra-judicial Caning

Mr Leon Perera (Aljunied): Mdm Chairperson, I recently filed a Parliamentary Question (PQ) on the use of extra-judicial caning to punish aggravated or major prison offences. While I accept that there is a need for in-prison disincentives against dangerous behaviours, in my opinion, there is too little independent oversight in this process. The Institutional Discipline AdvisoryContinue reading “COS 2022: Extra-judicial Caning”

COS 2022: Foreign Interference

Mr Leon Perera (Aljunied): Thank you, Mdm Chairperson. My first cut, on foreign interference. Chairman, in some of our laws, the Government has sweeping powers over many activities. In the Home Affairs Minister’s FICA round-up speech, he said if the CPIB hypothetically “wants to investigate the Prime Minister, there is a higher authority they reportContinue reading “COS 2022: Foreign Interference”

USAGE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SCAMSHIELD IN BLOCKING SCAM CALLS AND MAKING APP AVAILABLE TO ANDROID USERS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what proportion of mobile phone users in Singapore are currently using the ScamShield app; (b) to date, what percentage of scam calls and SMSes have been successfully blocked by the app; (c) why is the app not available to Android users; (d) when will theContinue reading “USAGE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SCAMSHIELD IN BLOCKING SCAM CALLS AND MAKING APP AVAILABLE TO ANDROID USERS”

REVIEW OF ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES’ INVESTIGATION PROTOCOLS FOR TEENAGERS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

8 Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs whether law enforcement agencies will review their protocols and implementation measures for dealing with crime suspects who are minors or who may have special needs. Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim: Sir, these questions arose from the case of Justin Lee, who was investigated for drug offences. AContinue reading “REVIEW OF ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES’ INVESTIGATION PROTOCOLS FOR TEENAGERS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS”

ALLEGED TRANSFER OF $10 MILLION FROM OBIKE SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG OFFICE

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Home Affairs what was the justification given by oBike Singapore or their former management in respect of the alleged transfer of about $10 million from its Singapore office to Hong Kong before its abrupt closure, leading to AGC’s conclusion that there was no evidence of wrongdoing. Mr KContinue reading “ALLEGED TRANSFER OF $10 MILLION FROM OBIKE SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG OFFICE”