Act aimed at tackling transnational crime and terrorism takes effect from Aug 1

Policemen patrol the area outside People's Park Complex on Jan 16, 2016.
Policemen patrol the area outside People's Park Complex on Jan 16, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - An Act that will enhance Singapore's ability to tackle transnational crime and terrorism will take effect from Aug 1 (Monday).

The Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement that the Registration of Criminals (Amendment) Act will facilitate the sharing of information recorded in the Register of Criminals with foreign law enforcement agencies. The aim of this is "the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes", it said.

The Act, passed in Parliament on Feb 29, will strengthen Singapore's ability to pursue criminals who operate beyond national boundaries, and to request reciprocal assistance when investigating and prosecuting criminals in Singapore, it added.