Tag Archives: K SHANMUGAM

Govt mulling over more measures to strengthen moneylending rules

The government is considering additional measures to strengthen moneylenders' regulatory regime, Law Minister K Shanmugam said in a Facebook post on Monday. The measures also serve to complement the Monetary Authority of Singapore's 12 months' income limit on unsecured borrowings from financial institutions.

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Govt detains without trial S’poreans: No outrage meh activists?

The coming deafening silence [referring to Dan Tan's case] of the usual human rights kay pohs will tell us a lot of their prejudices: they are supportive of FT drug mules, and middle class anti-PAP activists. But not working class criminal suspects (no-one is complaining that Vui Kong’s alleged drug lord is held under ISA CLTPA) or those whom the govt alleges are Islamic radicals. Touch a FT or a middle class anti-PAP activist, and the screams will be deafening, even if it’s juz a policeman paying a home visit.

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THE LAW IS MEANINGLESS IF IT’S NOT CONSISTENT IN ITS APPLICATION

Recently, one of my colleague from Philippines on S-Pass managed to get another higher salaried job in Singapore. I was stunned as I read so many reports of how MOM is restricting and not renewing work permits and asking Pinoys to leave Singapore. This Pinoy colleague is not a talent. Her job can easily be substituted by another Singaporean and ironically, her next job is a technical field in Singhealth which is more or less a government job.

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Two encouraging indicators of the potency of civil activism

In 2013, after years of vigorous and tireless campaigning by anti-mandatory death penalty activists, the law was amended to allow for drug mules who were not ringleaders and who had cooperated substantially with the authorities to be granted an exemption from the death penalty. The same year in September, Mr Yong received a Certificate of Cooperation from the Public Prosecutor, and his life was finally spared in November, when Justice Choo Han Teck returned a verdict that reversed Yong’s death sentence.

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