Wednesday, 12 March 2008

MHA responds to WP's queries

MHA responds to queries on Committee of Inquiry's probe into Mas Selamat's escape

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Home Affairs has responded to queries from the Workers' Party regarding the Committee of Inquiry's probe into Mas Selamat Kastari's escape from detention.

According to the ministry, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng has said that after the inquiry is completed, the public will get a full account of how Mas Selamat escaped and what has been done to tighten security to prevent a repeat of such incident.

In a statement to the media, the chairman of the Workers' Party, Sylvia Lim, had asked if the public would be given full information as the committee was convened under the Prisons Act.

She said under the Act, such inquiries are not open to the public and that no part of the proceedings may be released to anyone without the minister's written permission.


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