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SEP 2018 | Issue 36

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REACH Appoints New Supervisory Panel

REACH Appoints New Supervisory Panel

To further strengthen engagement with Singaporeans, REACH has aligned the representation of its Supervisory Panel members to focus on three main groups of Singaporeans: Communities, PMETs, and Youths. It will continue to be helmed by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Social & Family Development, Mr Sam Tan.


Proposed Penal Code Changes to Protect Vulnerable Groups

Proposed Penal Code Changes to Protect Vulnerable Groups

The proposals aim to better protect children, domestic maids, and adults with disabilities. You can submit your feedback on the proposals by 30 September 2018.


MPs Call For Smoking Curbs in Homes

MPs Call For Smoking Curbs in Homes

On Monday (10 Sep), Parliament passed amendments to the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act. This allows the Government to designate more no-smoking zones and gives National Environment Agency (NEA) officers more enforcement powers. However, the Government does not plan to legislate smoking in homes, citing privacy concerns.


Public Consultation

Proposed Amendments to The Penal Code

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) invites the public to provide feedback on the
proposed amendments to the Penal Code.

The consultation will run till 30 September.

More information can be found here.

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Overview and Recommendations for Sports Safety in Singapore

Sport Singapore would like to invite your views on the Overview and
Recommendations for Sport Safety in Singapore.

The consultation will run till 6 October.

More information can be found here.

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Consultation on Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is seeking feedback from the food industry on
the draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019, which are targeted
to come into effect in the first quarter of 2019.

The consultation will run till 5 November.

More information can be found here.

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