Tag Archives: K SHANMUGAM

WHY IS PAP BLIND TO ITS OWN RECKLESS IMMIGRATION POLICY MISTAKES?

K Shanmugam says about the haze: "The frustration of our people is all the greater because the haze can be prevented. The majority of the fires are man-made, by companies seeking to profit while people pay the costs.” It is ironic that a PAP Minister can see Indonesia’s mistake about allow its businessmen to profit at the expense of ordinary people. He is right about this. But does he see the same when the PAP allows millions of cheap 3rd world migrant workers to come in to Singapore?

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SHANMUGAM HAS CHANGE OF HEART, NO LONGER SUING NETIZEN

Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has told reporters today that he has changed his mind about filing a police report against a netizen, Sangeetha Thanapal, on Facebook, who left some “inaccurate and seditious” comments in response to the law minister's remarks about the Malaysian education system.

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SHANMUGAM CONDEMNS FOREIGNER WHO THREATENED TO BEAT UP TEEN ON MRT

Law Minister K Shanmugam wrote in a Facebook post yesterday to denounce the "bullying actions" of a Caucasian man who berated a teenager on the same MRT for more than 2 minutes. Taking a surprisingly tough stance against the foreigner, Shanmugam said he hopes action will be taken against the man who was captured in the video, which was posted on A.S.S. and quickly went viral on social media.

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AMOS AND MAN WHO SLAPPED HIM HAVE RIGHT TO DEFENCE IN COURT

Law Minister K Shanmugam said the rule of law is fundamental for any civilised society, and both the man arrested for slapping Amos Yee, as well as Amos Yee himself are entitled to their defence in court. Speaking at the sidelines of a community event yesterday, Mr Shanmugam said questions have also been raised as to why someone as young as Amos Yee was charged.

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LAW MINISTER: SLAPPING AMOS IS “UNACCEPTABLE”

People may have strong feelings about Amos (or anyone else who is charged). But we have to leave it to the courts to deal with them. Taking the law into one’s own hands cannot be condoned. Rule of Law means respecting the legal process. If everyone starts taking the law into his or her own hands, then we will no longer be a civilised society. I hope that the attacker will be caught quickly, and is dealt with appropriately.

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SHANMUGAM: BULLYING FOREIGN WORKERS IS A “SICKENING” ACT

The actions of 18-year-old Daryl Lim — who was on Monday sentenced to 10 days of detention and 150 hours of community service for assaulting foreign workers with his friends — are “unacceptable” and “sickening”, said Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. “To think that a young man who has benefited from the system can act with such cruelty, without compassion, without empathy, and without any kind of consideration,” he said on the sidelines of the 7th Meeting of Singapore Honorary-Consuls General.

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40 SINGAPOREANS STILL STUCK IN YEMEN, SOME RELUCTANT TO LEAVE

Despite repeated attempts by the ministry to get them to leave the country for their safety, more than 40 Singaporeans still remain in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The 40 Singaporeans include students, housewives and businessmen have chosen to stay.

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SHANMUGAM AND HEB DOING A U-TURN ON THAIPUSAM MUSIC BAN

Minister for Law K Shanmugam said in an interview that the calls for music accompaniment during Thaipusam should be looked into. "We should find out the wishes of the people. The Hindu Endowments Board will see how we can fulfil their wishes. They have to consult the people and see how to proceed."

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