Daily Archives: 2014-01-21

Sylvia Lim raises concerns over expanded prison role of auxiliary police

Sylvia Lim raises concerns on expanded role of auxiliary police In Parliament on Monday, Workers’ Party MP Sylvia Lim raised concerns on the government’s proposed amendments to the law to allow auxiliary police officers to safeguard prisoners while they are within prison premises. Currently, the law allows the auxiliary police to be deployed to escort prisoners while in transit to …

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Avoid indulging in speculation: DPM Teo tells MPs

By Andrew Loh In Parliament on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean urged members of the House not to indulge in speculation over the cause or causes of the Little India riot last December. He made his call several times as MPs queried the minister on various issues over the incident. When Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, …

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Gov’t looks to rotate foreign workers’ days off

To prevent the “large congregations [of foreign workers] at popular areas”, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is considering rotating the off days of these workers. The ministry is exploring such a possibility with employers. This was revealed by MOM Minister, Tan Chuan Jin, in Parliament on Monday. It is unclear why the government wants to prevent such “large congregations” but …

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