Tag: K Shanmugam

“Nothing to worry,” says Shanmugam during visit to restocked Yishun supermarket

Singapore – The Yishun Central supermarket staff had restocked the shelves following the buying frenzy over the previous few days. Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam, who visited the Sheng Siong outlet on Tuesday (Feb 11), praised the staff for ensuring that the shelves...

K Shanmugam berates Muslim religious teacher and Preetipls for racist, xenophobic comments

The Minister for Law and Home Affairs (MHA) K Shanmugam announced on Friday (Feb 7) that he had asked the MHA to look into remarks made by a religious teacher over the deadly novel coronavirus. In a Facebook post, Mr Shanmugam wrote that “the current...

K Shanmugam on travel ban, “Our primary duty is to make sure Singaporeans are safe”

Singapore—Law and Home Affairs minister K Shanmugam spoke to the press at Jewel Changi Airport on Sunday (Feb 2), fielding questions about the Singapore Government’s response to the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, which has affected 14,677 individuals and caused 305 deaths. The number of countries...

Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty will not comply with correction notice by POFMA

SINGAPORE — Malaysian human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has refused to comply with Singapore's Protection From Online Falsehoods And Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office, after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asked LFL to issue a "correction notice" on its website regarding earlier...

Attorney-General Lucien Wong: Disparity in sentencing because no two sexual misconduct cases are alike

Speaking to about 400 people on Monday (Jan 6), at the Opening of the Legal Year 2020 event on the recent debate over the issue of sexual misconduct on university campuses, Attorney-General Lucien Wong explained that the disparity in sentencing is because of the...

Rejected: States Times Review’s application to cancel fake news Correction Direction

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has rejected the application by States Times Review (STR) founder Alex Tan to cancel a Correction Direction issued to him in November last year. In a press statement on Friday (Jan 3), the Ministry of Home Affairs said...

Facebook instructed to publish correction on post after States Times Review editor refuses to comply with fake news law

The office in-charge of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) has directed Facebook to issue a correction notice on a post by States Times Review (STR) earlier today (Nov 29). The instruction came after STR’s Editor Alex Tan Zhi Xiang said on...

K Shanmugam gives the green light for Yale-NUS talk on 377A by Indian lawyer

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has given the green light for a lecture by an Indian lawyer at Yale-NUS College about India’s journey towards repealing its gay sex law. In a statement on Monday (Nov 11), the Minister said that the talk by...

Food delivery riders have a “good, civil” meeting with Minister Shanmugam concerning e-scooter ban

Singapore— The announcement in Parliament on Monday, November 4, regarding the ban of e-scooters on footpaths probably did not come as a big surprise to many, given the rising incidence of PMD-related accidents of late, with one fatality occurring in September. However, the ban had...

K Shanmugam on foreign influence, “Politics in Singapore should be for Singaporeans”

Singapore—Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam spoke up on the issue of foreign influence and the taking of money from outsiders in Parliament on Monday, November 4, saying, "We, in this House, should stand against that." Mr Shanmugam was answering a question from Nominated MP...