CONVICTION AND PUNISHMENT OF DAVID ROACH FOR ROBBERY OF BANK IN 2016

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs what is the process by which the Government will fulfil its assurances to the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) that Mr David Roach, who was extradited from the UK, will not suffer the punishment of caning that has been imposed on him by the Singapore Courts uponContinue reading “CONVICTION AND PUNISHMENT OF DAVID ROACH FOR ROBBERY OF BANK IN 2016”

FURTHER ACTIONS BY ASEAN FOR MYANMAR’S POLITICAL SITUATION FOLLOWING ASEAN LEADERS’ MEETING ON 24 APRIL 2021

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) what is the Ministry’s latest assessment of the political situation in Myanmar; and (b) how best can ASEAN and Singapore contribute towards the well-being of the people of Myanmar. Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs following the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on 24 April 2021Continue reading “FURTHER ACTIONS BY ASEAN FOR MYANMAR’S POLITICAL SITUATION FOLLOWING ASEAN LEADERS’ MEETING ON 24 APRIL 2021”

FURTHER ACTIONS BY ASEAN FOR MYANMAR’S POLITICAL SITUATION FOLLOWING ASEAN LEADERS’ MEETING ON 24 APRIL 2021

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) what is the Ministry’s latest assessment of the political situation in Myanmar; and (b) how best can ASEAN and Singapore contribute towards the well-being of the people of Myanmar. Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs following the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on 24 April 2021Continue reading “FURTHER ACTIONS BY ASEAN FOR MYANMAR’S POLITICAL SITUATION FOLLOWING ASEAN LEADERS’ MEETING ON 24 APRIL 2021”

SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE REGARDING ISSUE OF FIREARMS TO OFFICERS OF SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE AND AUXILIARY POLICE FORCES TO MINIMISE RISK OF MISUSE

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs what safeguards are in place regarding the issue of firearms to officers of the Singapore Police Force and the auxiliary police forces to minimise the risk of misuse by officers. Mr K Shanmugam: I will set out some of the measures in place to manage the risk of securityContinue reading “SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE REGARDING ISSUE OF FIREARMS TO OFFICERS OF SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE AND AUXILIARY POLICE FORCES TO MINIMISE RISK OF MISUSE”

CONSULTATIONS WITH ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S CHAMBERS IN DECIDING CHARGES TO BE PREFERRED

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs whether existing protocols or practices mandate that law enforcement agencies consult the Attorney-General’s Chambers for advice in every case before finalising decisions on whether to charge suspects in Court or not and what charges to prefer. Mr K Shanmugam: ​The discretion whether to charge offenders in court, and what chargesContinue reading “CONSULTATIONS WITH ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S CHAMBERS IN DECIDING CHARGES TO BE PREFERRED”

STATUS AND OUTCOME OF POLICE INVESTIGATIONS INTO REPORT BY SPORTSG IN APRIL 2017 ON ALLEGED MISUSE OF FUNDS RESULTING IN POLICE RAIDS ON LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUBS

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs what is the status and outcome of police investigations into a report by SportSG in April 2017 concerning an alleged misuse of funds, which resulted in police raids of the offices of the Football Association of Singapore and three local football clubs as part of the probe. MrContinue reading “STATUS AND OUTCOME OF POLICE INVESTIGATIONS INTO REPORT BY SPORTSG IN APRIL 2017 ON ALLEGED MISUSE OF FUNDS RESULTING IN POLICE RAIDS ON LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUBS”

COS 2021: State of the Arts amidst COVID-19

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Chairman, COVID-19 has impacted the art sector profoundly. Many organisations and artists saw their income plummet due to the restrictions around live performances. Arts practitioners have felt the brunt of the pandemic and many have turned to other sources of income. Today, I shall touch on the uncertainty felt in theContinue reading “COS 2021: State of the Arts amidst COVID-19”

COS 2021: Impact of Children and Young Persons Act Amendments 2019

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): In 2019, the Ministry introduced four significant updates to the Children and Young Persons Act.  First, changes were made to enhance the safeguarding of abuse on neglected children; second, the rehabilitation and re-integration of youth offenders was strengthened; third, parents with difficulties managing their children were to apply for family guidanceContinue reading “COS 2021: Impact of Children and Young Persons Act Amendments 2019”

COS 2021: Litigants in Person

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Chairman, I beg to move. “That the total sum to be allocated for Head E of the Estimates be reduced by $100”. Our Constitution provides at Article 12 that all persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law. Today, I wish to focus onContinue reading “COS 2021: Litigants in Person”

COS 2021: Entry of Approved Foreign Workers

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Sir, additional processes have been put in place for employers of foreign workers seeking entry or re-entry into Singapore. After getting MOM approval for the workers, there is now an additional requirement for employers to apply for slots for their entry into Singapore on specific dates. It was explained that thereContinue reading “COS 2021: Entry of Approved Foreign Workers”