Tag: K Shanmugam

Covid-19 fallout: “You’re looking at economic devastation,” says Shanmugam

Singapore—Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam said that fighting against the coronavirus will take a “very long time,” along with the  huge economic fallout that will follow. In an interview with CNBC, he said that the effects from the Covid-19 pandemic may...

Shanmugam comes down hard on violators of stay home notice, says they will be prosecuted

Singaporean Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has said that individuals found to be in violation of their mandatory stay-home notices will be prosecuted. As Singapore tightens its grip on the enforcement of counter-measures aimed at alleviating the spread of the Covid-19 virus, government...

ICA says “strong enforcement” for man who breached Stay-Home Notice if he does it again

Singapore—A Singaporean man who had recently returned from a trip to Myanmar but who disobeyed the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) he was given in order to buy a bowl of bak kut teh has been given a warning by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The...

PSP expels member for offensive post against religion

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has expelled a member for  publishing an offensive Facebook post against religion that caused an uproar on social media. The expulsion was announced on Saturday (March 21), according to channelnewsasia.com. It followed an admission by the member, Mr Chan Jan Lin,...

Many back action against offensive post on NUS Atheist Society Facebook page

Singapore – The online community has backed Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam for promptly addressing a Facebook post offensive to Christians and Muslims. The minister had shared on social media on Friday (March 20) that the police were investigating the "very offensive post"...

Man who threatened to throw egg at K Shanmugam given 12-month conditional warning

A 21-year-old Singaporean has received a 12-month conditional warning for commenting on Facebook in March last year that he wanted to throw an egg at Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. In a media statement on Wednesday (March 11), the police said that they...

K Shanmugam on rejection of PR renewal for breaching Stay-Home Notice: we will not hesitate to take strong action

Singapore – The Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam backed up the rejection of a man’s Permanent Resident renewal for disregarding the Stay-Home Notice. On February 26, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) barred a 45-year-old Singaporean Permanent Resident re-entry into the country...

Ministry of Law conducts street survey on Singaporeans to see if they are aware of ministry’s role

Singapore – The Ministry of Law released a video where Singaporeans were asked if they knew the roles and responsibilities of the ministry. On February 24, Minister for Home Affairs and Law, Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, better known as K Shanmugam, shared a video posted on the...

“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...