Nominate your NMP!
Public nominations for Nominated Members of Parliament open today. The submissions will then be sent to the Special Select Committee of Parliament, who will further select from the list and propose for appointment by the President. Nomination forms are available here.
As the number of applications for the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) dropped, the government is considering allowing some couples to co-rent these larger flats. Introduced in March last year as part of the marriage and parenthood package, PPHS is meant to give young couples a temporary home while their HDB flats are being built.
Climate change – not my problem?
A survey by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), showed that only 39% of respondents felt action on climate change was their responsibility, dropping from 55% last year. The government has attributed this to the bad haze last year, as half of the respondents cited “clearing of forests” as a key cause of climate change. Nevertheless, the survey also showed that more than 80% adopted “climate-friendly behaviour”.
More CCTVs, upgrades for checkpoints
Following breaches to security at the Woodlands checkpoint earlier this year, the government will be installing more CCTVs and enhanced security barriers to bolster security. installing more CCTVs and as an interim measure to bolster security. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority is also conducting daily checks on the security barriers to ensure proper functioning.
Man who set himself on fire died
42-year-old Singaporean, Mr Stephen Lew, who set himself on fire in Johor Baru on Saturday morning has died from his injuries.