Singapore will raise spending to fight crimes: MHA

Singapore will raise spending to fight crimes: MHA

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will increase spendings from the current 1.1 per cent of nominal gross domestic product (GDP) in fiscal year 2014 to around 1.3 per cent of GDP within the coming five year period to fight cyber crimes and demand for emergency medical services as the population ages.

For FY2015 (starting April 2015 to end March 2016), MHA will raise its expenditures by 11.7 per cent and reach 1.2 per cent of GDP, he told Parliament on Friday during the debate on the ministry's budget plans.

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Home Team to add 2,000 men in next 5 years: DPM Teo Chee Hean
By Lim Yan Liang

The government will recruit 2,000 men in the next five years to ensure that the Home Team has adequate resources to deal with evolving challenges.

But with natural limits to recruitment approaching, it will maximise the potential of officers through training and stepping up investment in systems and technology, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean said on Friday.

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