Minister of Legislation and Home Affairs K Shanmugam received a great commendation for his "hard work and dedication" after publishing his second video "Day in the Life of Minister". It was released on Wednesday. The video is being watched by the minister during the 18 hours of his main leadership as the supreme leader of the government.
The video, which I have fully described by Shanmugam himself, shows that the Minister's day starts at 6.30 am and he loves to practice and has little time for himself to prepare for the day ahead.
The video shows what the owner of Shonmugues is dedicated to before he follows him on his hectic schedule, which begins with a visit to the Home Team Tactical Center. From there, the Minister moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was mostly occupied with meetings – including a meeting with an undisclosed foreign intelligence service.
At 16.15, Shanmugam arrives at the Ministry of Legal Affairs, where he is re-occupied at the meetings. The minister said that he focuses on the civil justice system during this election term, having in the past established reforms of the family justice system.
The minister makes the right time to meet with Oogachag's representatives. Advisor Dhareani Nedumaran, who works with the nonprofit, reveals that some of the key issues that affect the community are HIV rates and the use of drugs among gay and bisexual men.
By revealing that the activist Nedumaran and Oogachaga Brian Choong asked if he could provide financial help since "they do not have enough money," Shanmugam added that this is a "very important business for a part of our community that I think is at work".
The minister added: "Organizations that help reduce HIV, help reduce drug abuse, give emotional support, and so on – in my opinion – should help."
After meeting with activists, Shanmugam met with former US official Steny Roth before leaving the Justice Ministry to visit his residents in the center of Vellness Kampung in Chong Pangu, within his department for Nee Soon GRC. The minister recalls the importance of welfare in view of the aging population in Singapore.
At 19:30, the minister moved to a meeting with Jordan King, before he visited the frontline of the Frontline guard at 21:30. Shanmugam finally arrives home after 23:00. Again showing the Minister's kindness for his rescue dogs, the video ends with Shanmugam continuing to work in his office, near the night.
Minister Shanmugam said that this video was created with the intention of explaining to the people some things ministers are doing. He added on Facebook that the video "was soon shot after I returned to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Singapore (MHA), but I kept it, to experience MHA experience for a long time before I published it."
Three years ago, in 2015, the Minister released the first video "Day in the Life of the Minister". During that period, he was Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs:
Shanmugam was elected to parliament in 1988 and became justice minister two decades later, in 2008. In 2010, he became the Minister of Internal Affairs before moving to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the 2011 elections. Shanmugam was reappointed to the interior ministry after the 2015 election.
Shanmugam pointed out that he was one of the main members of the ruling party, the only minister for the management of two full ministries, re-elected to the Central Action Commission (CEC) of the People's Action Party last week.
Responding to the rumors that he would be appointed assistant secretary general and deputy prime minister, especially since he placed it on the direct law of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong when the election results of the CEC were revealed, the minister said such "speculation" could be "out of the mark ".
He told reporters: "I can grasp the speculation based on photography at the party conference and my relative older. However, these estimates are based on the footage, points in time, and not on a deep understanding of how the PAP works and how the transition works."
In the meantime, Shanmugam's second video "Day in the Life of the Minister" received widespread attention on the social media, with over a hundred thousand views and praise several couples who expressed admiration for their commitment to the nation:
Justice Minister K Shanmugam says the LGBT community in Singapore is "under the care of"