Tag: Shanmugam

Shanmugam’s bluntness is timely

Shanmugam’s bluntness is timely

“Our internal surveys show that opinion is hardening against Muslims,” Law & Home Affairs minister, K Shanmugam, said on his Facebook page on Sunday. “This is not good.” The minister was referring to the situation in Singapore, as he gave his reaction to the latest […]

Yellow card, Mr Shanmugam

Yellow card, Mr Shanmugam

Oh dear, why the personal attack, Mr Shanmugam? Law Minister K Shanmugam, not one known for mincing his words, has taken aim at Donald Low, an associate professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Mr Shanmugam, posting on […]

Shanmugam calls on US and world to pay attention to radicalism in SEA

Shanmugam calls on US and world to pay attention to radicalism in SEA

Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs, K Shanmugam, has called on the United States (and the world) to pay attention to the rise of “political Islam” and radicalism in Southeast Asia. Mr Shanmugam, who was delivering a keynote speech in Washington DC on Wednesday at the Johns […]

Perkasa’s criticism of Shanmugam misplaced

Perkasa’s criticism of Shanmugam misplaced

Perkasa, a Malaysian extreme right-wing non-governmental organisation, has called on the government there to issue a letter of protest to Singapore over remarks made by Singapore’s Law Minister, K Shanmugam, on Saturday. Mr Shanmugam, speaking at seminar organised by the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) […]

Why no appeal in Robinson’s case? AGC’s statement clears the air

Why no appeal in Robinson’s case? AGC’s statement clears the air

The explanation by the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) on the case of Joshua Robinson has clarified the authorities’ decision not to appeal the sentence meted out to Robinson. The AGC’s statement comes after public outcry over the perceived lenient punishment of 4 years jail for […]

Why the reluctance to emphasise ballot secrecy to students and new citizens?

Why the reluctance to emphasise ballot secrecy to students and new citizens?

“Our votes in elections are secret and can never be traced – no ifs, no buts. So why does the government not want to expose new citizens to ballot secrecy education, as I suggested today in Parliament?” That was a question Mr Leon Perera posed […]

Politicians as AG’s – Indranee’s superficial comparison tells only half the story

Politicians as AG’s – Indranee’s superficial comparison tells only half the story

Mr Hri Kumar Nair’s appointment to the Deputy Attorney General’s position should not be of any concern because he is one of Singapore’s top legal minds who is well qualified for the post, said two Law ministers in Parliament on 2 March. Also, other countries […]