Managing Community Disputes

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mdm Chairman, Members of this House will be familiar with residents approaching their Members of Parliament for help to resolve disputes they may have with their neighbours. These may involve frequent loud noises, use of space along common corridors, inhalation of cigarette smoke wafting into a person’s flat from aContinue reading “Managing Community Disputes”

LAND VALUATION FOR COMMUNITY CENTRES AND CLUBS

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Law how is the land valuation for community centres and community clubs calculated. Mr K Shanmugam: The answer relates to Community Centres and Clubs which are on land managed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).1 The vast majority of Community Centres and Clubs are on land managed by SLA.Continue reading “LAND VALUATION FOR COMMUNITY CENTRES AND CLUBS”

AVERAGE TIMESPAN OF MANUALLY-HANDLED COURT CASE COMPARED TO ONE MANAGED UNDER INTERGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Law (a) what is the average timespan of a manually-handled court case as compared to one managed under the Integrated Case Management System (ICMS); (b) what is the number of State Courts cases that have been adjourned over the ICMS system failure on 7 February 2023; and (c) whatContinue reading “AVERAGE TIMESPAN OF MANUALLY-HANDLED COURT CASE COMPARED TO ONE MANAGED UNDER INTERGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM”

Dedicated Land Leases for Religious Institutions

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim (Sengkang): Churches, mosques, temples, and other religious institutions are cornerstones of our communities. They provide succor for the bereaved, counsel for the needy and guidance for the lost. Many have operated in the communities that they serve for long periods of time – decades, and in some cases, centuries. During theContinue reading “Dedicated Land Leases for Religious Institutions”

Land Leases for Religious Purposes

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Madam, religious organisations need a place to operate from. Today, many organisations operate on land which is leased to them by the Government for 30 years and subject to renewal thereafter. I understand that some temples and churches find the sums charged for the issue and renewal of land leases toContinue reading “Land Leases for Religious Purposes”

Tenure of Supreme Court Judges

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Madam, I beg to move, “That the total sum allocated for Head E of the Estimates be reduced by $100.” Madam, the Government regularly emphasises that Singapore holds fast to the rule of law. One of the fundamentals of the rule of law is that the Government and Parliament should be subjectContinue reading “Tenure of Supreme Court Judges”

BREAKDOWN OF GOVERNMENT LAND SALES REVENUE BY USAGE

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Law in each of the past five years, what proportion of Government land sales revenue is attributable to (i) commercial (including hotel and white sites) (ii) industrial (iii) private residential and (iv) public residential (HDB), respectively. Mr K Shanmugam: The sale of state land to the private sectorContinue reading “BREAKDOWN OF GOVERNMENT LAND SALES REVENUE BY USAGE”

PERSONAL COSTS ORDERS SOUGHT BY PUBLIC PROSECUTOR AGAINST DEFENCE COUNSEL

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Law for each year between 2018 and 2022 (a) what is the number of cases in which personal costs orders are sought by the Public Prosecutor against a defence counsel; (b) how many of such orders are granted by the Courts; and (c) what are the maximum and median quantumContinue reading “PERSONAL COSTS ORDERS SOUGHT BY PUBLIC PROSECUTOR AGAINST DEFENCE COUNSEL”

COSTS ORDERS SOUGHT BY ACCUSED OR DEFENCE COUNSEL AGAINST PUBLIC PROSECUTOR

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Law for each year between 2018 and 2022 (a) what is the number of cases in which the accused or their defence counsel have sought costs orders against the Public Prosecutor; (b) how many of such orders are granted by the Courts; and (c) what are the maximum and medianContinue reading “COSTS ORDERS SOUGHT BY ACCUSED OR DEFENCE COUNSEL AGAINST PUBLIC PROSECUTOR”

CASES FILED WITH PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT COURT

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Law to date, what is the number of cases filed with the Protection from Harassment Court broken down into (i) sexual harassment (ii) workplace harassment (iii) cyberbullying (iv) doxxing and (v) harassment by debt collectors, moneylenders, or creditors. Mr K Shanmugam: Statistics on the breakdown of harassment cases filed withContinue reading “CASES FILED WITH PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT COURT”