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Meet the Storyteller

Multi award-winning TV scriptwriter Ang Eng Tee shares how he creates drama serials that grip the audience’s hearts and imaginations, and talks about the mega remake of one of his classic Channel 8 dramas.

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Every business is digitally-empowered, every worker is digitally-skilled and every citizen is digitally-connected.

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Tech for All: Meet the IT experts helping the elderly

These tech-savvy volunteers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. are teaching seniors how to use e-payments. Find out what motivated them to step up as digital advocates for the elderly.

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Never too young to give back

Three youth volunteers from Youth Corp Singapore share what motivates them to help seniors be digitally-ready.

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#SMETowKay: Kopi Roti dishes out more after going digital

Find out how Kopi Roti Holdings copes with its long line of customers by using a digital solution that reduces waiting time and improves customer experience.

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Wearing Our Heritage: Shining the spotlight on local fashion and heritage

The Textile and Fashion Federation’s new capsule collection helps raise the visibility of Singapore design and promote our culture

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The Library: A World Beyond Borders

Local author, O Thiam Chin, shares how libraries can bring people together and create a better society.

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Getting smart with her smartphone

Taking the first step towards change is not always easy but sometimes all it takes is to say you.

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A (Digital) Stroke of Genius

Local illustrator, Lee Xin Li, found a way to marry old and new technology to make his art come alive.

Parliament Sitting on 10 September 2018

QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER


11. Mr Kok Heng Leun:
To ask the Minister for Communications and Information what is the standard operating procedure for the declassification of Government documents.

Answer:

Under the NLB Act, public records which are more than 25 years old become a part of the public archives. The NAS facilitates the public’s access to the archived government documents for the purpose of reference or research, subject to conditions or restrictions imposed by Public agencies.

2 The standard operating procedure for the declassification of government documents is as follows:

a) The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) digitises government documents in their existing formats, whether they are microfilm or paper records. 
b) NAS sends the digitised government documents to the relevant agency for declassification.  
c) The agency will review the government documents and decide if the documents can be released for viewing, citation and reproduction.  
d) During the review of documents, the agency will take into account national security concerns, confidentiality obligations and personal privacy considerations.
e) If the documents can be released, their metadata will be made available through NAS’ Archives Online, so that the documents can be made searchable.