Parliament Sitting on 1 March 2023


7. Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information in each year since 2010 (a) how many requests have been received to view Government records that have yet to be declassified; and (b) how many of such requests have been approved. 


1. As the custodian of government records of national or historical significance, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) works with government agencies to facilitate access to government records that have been transferred to the NAS. 

2. Since 2016, government agencies have reviewed more than 5,000 government records that were not declassified in response to 2,130 requests by members of the public. 83% of these records have been approved for access. In total, some 68,000 file records have been declassified and are available for access.

Addendum to the President's Address Speeches, Parliament QAs Cyber Security, Digital Readiness, Infocomm Media, Public Comms, Libraries 12 Apr 23
MCI Response to PQ on Reports of Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Offences Related to COVID-19 Parliament QAs Public Comms, Others, Cyber Security 22 Mar 23
MCI Response to PQ on Guidelines on Use of Vernacular Languages for Wayfinding Signs and Public Address Systems in Healthcare Institutions and MRT Stations Parliament QAs Public Comms 21 Mar 23
MCI Response to PQ on Training for Service Staff at Telecommunications Companies to Spot Possible Scams Targeted at Customers from Vulnerable Groups Parliament QAs Public Comms, Infocomm Media, Digital Readiness 03 Mar 23
MCI Response to PQ on Steps Taken to Monitor and Prevent Messages of Extremist Ideologies and Radicalisation from Propagating in Online Gaming Platforms Parliament QAs Infocomm Media, Public Comms 03 Mar 23
MCI Response to PQ on Number of Requests to View Government Records Yet to be Declassified Since 2010 Parliament QAs Libraries, Public Comms, Personal Data, Others 01 Mar 23