Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Oral Reply to Parliamentary Question on the Rationale Behind Imposing Fines on MBS and Issuing Censures to RWS by Mr S Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry

Published: 12 February 2015


Mr Png Eng Huat: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs what is the rationale behind imposing fines on Marina Bay Sands and issuing censures to Resorts World Singapore in the recent enforcement actions for social safeguard breaches when both are repeat offenders.



1. The Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) is empowered under the Casino Control Act to impose disciplinary actions on the casino operators for contravening the provisions of the Act or casino licence conditions.

2. CRA considers various factors in determining the appropriate disciplinary actions to impose. These include the circumstances of the breach, the culpability of the operators, and whether the operators had taken suitable preventive measures.

3. In addition to imposing disciplinary actions, CRA also requires the operators to implement corrective actions to prevent the recurrence of such breaches.



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