Published: 06 July 2023
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether the Ministry is conducting a review on the inclusion of wildlife crimes in the Organised Crime Act 2015; and (b) if so, will the Ministry provide an update of the review and when the review is expected to be completed.
Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:
1. The Ministry of Home Affairs, in consultation with the Ministry of National Development, is reviewing whether to include wildlife trade offences as serious offences in the Schedule of the Organised Crime Act 2015. We are studying whether there is a law-and-order need to do so, as well as the operational arrangements that need to be put in place. We aim to complete this review by early 2024, and will provide an update when ready.