Tag: Shanmugam

K Shanmugam: Students wanting to take part in causes need to “learn how to identify charlatans”

More than knowing and understanding their rights, youths need to learn how to spot deceivers and "how to identify charlatans, those who promise the world and deliver nothing," Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said in Parliament yesterday. Recognising the chaff from the grain is important so that...

Forget race, language and religion

As I was saying before I was interrupted by the war... this was roughly what Cassandra, a British newspaper columnist, wrote when he resumed his column as peace came after World War 2. I don't presume to be the legendary Cassandra. Neither was I...

“In typical fashion, Law Minister always accuses me of dishonesty”: Sylvia Lim hits back at Shanmugam

As Workers' Party (WP) secretary general Low Thia Khiang clashed with Education Minister Ng Chee Meng over the timing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike announcement, his party's chairman faced off with a Minister with a higher profile over the same issue...

Internal survey shows opinion “hardening against Muslims”; this is not good: Shanmugam

“Our internal surveys show that opinion is hardening against Muslims,” said Law and Home Affairs Minister, K Shanmugam. “This is not good,” he added. The minister made those sobering remarks when speaking with reference to the situation in Singapore, in his reaction to the London...

Manchester bombing – what we can learn from this blood donor

You would have read the news by now - 22 people were killed on Monday in a bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England. Police have so far arrested 3 persons believed to be connected to the terrorist attack. In Singapore, Home Affairs Minister...

Pay $125 for Straits Times’ event to “fight fake news”

“For two days in June, journalists, publishers and policymakers will discuss concrete ways to fight the spread of fake news and improve media literacy in Asia,” the Straits Times reported on 23 May. It was referring to the "Keep it Real: Truth and Trust in...

Shanmugam visits brave SCDF serviceman involved in Buona Vista taxi explosion

On Sunday, Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam visited Corporal Eka, the serviceman from the SCDF who was involved in an explosion in Buona Vista over the Labour Day weekend. A video of the incident had gone viral online, with many praising the young man...

Government should choose engagement over confrontation with TOC

By Ghui Now that The Online Citizen (TOC) has been publicly named and shamed by Minister Shanmugam over the Benjamin Lim tragedy, some have gone on to speculate as to why the government has not engaged with TOC. PN Balji in his recent article has made...

In Benjamin’s case, Shanmugam is worse than Khaw at public relations

By Howard Lee Before you decide that Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan got off to a bad start this year in Parliament, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam might have just beaten him to it. While Khaw was busy heaping it on commuters about their...

Deeply offensive, wrong and unacceptable: Shanmugam

It is time somebody from the Cabinet took a position on Anton Casey, the guy who is being bashed online for his Facebook post on smelly MRT commuters. Law and Foreign Minister K Shanmugam did not mince his words when he wrote in his...