Daily Archives: 2018-03-03

Parliamentary questions for 5 March 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 10:00am on Monday, 5 March 2018 for the 65th session of the 13th Parliament. *No oral question and 1 written question has been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business there will be introduction of Government Bill: Parking Places (Amendment) Bill (President’s recommendation signified) – (Minister for Transport). And there will …

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Online commenters rally against Shanmugam’s behaviour against Sylvia Lim

Law Minister K Shanmugam lashed out against Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim after she made comments about the GST hike in the Parliament on Thursday (1 March). Ms Lim stated that the Government had floated a “trial balloon” about the need to raise revenue in the run-up to the Budget, then possibly “backed down” due to the negative public reaction, saying, “”I rather suspect myself …

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MHA Budget to increase 10 percent, reaching $6.48 billion

Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam announced during Parliament on 2 March that the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) budget will increase by more than 10 percent this year, with a large part of this increase to go into boosting Singapore’s counter-terrorism capabilities. He stressed that under Singapore’s legal framework and constitutional structure, the MHA is responsible for home-front and internal security, including counter-terrorism, …

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