Tag: K Shanmugam

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...

Shanmugam on LGBTQ community: Everyone should feel safe in Singapore

In a social media post on October 13, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam said that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) was specifically included in the Explanatory Statement to the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (RHA). He said, “I have...

PJ Thum defends himself after saying, “Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung sharply criticised me and insinuated that I am a traitor for celebrating Malaysia Day”

Historian and former national swimmer Thum Ping Tjin, also known as PJ Thum, took to social media to refute comments made by Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung. In his speech explaining why the Yale-NUS course on dissent and resistance was cancelled, Mr Ong made...

K Shanmugam visits SG’s first and only shelter for the transgender community

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam visited ‘The T Project shelter’ earlier today (October 3). In a social media post, the Minister shared photos of his time there and wrote, “The transgender community faces enormous challenges. The T Project offers help to those who...

New fake news law to come into effect from today

Singapore’s new fake news law takes effect today (October 2), under legislation of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma). Its rules and regulations kicked in on Monday, paving the way for the law to be implemented. They were announced in notices in...

Minister Shanmugam points out lessons Singapore can learn from HK protests

Singapore— Speaking at the Minister's Awards Presentation Ceremony at ITE College West on September 30, Monday, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam pointed out several key lessons that the country can learn from Hong Kong’s troubled past few months. His main point was that it took...

Kirsten Han: We don’t take money if funder wants to influence or control editorial decisions

Singapore—In response to remarks made by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam’ on September Wednesday, September 25, journalist and activist Kirsten Han sought to clarify that while New Naratif, of which she is editor-in-chief, receives grant money from foreign entities, the site does not...

Calvin Cheng tells Kirsten Han to clarify her statement

Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng wrote on social media about giving activist Kirsten Han the opportunity to be able to clarify her statement about “ potentially one day having 500,000 people on the streets”. Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam spoke on...