Parliamentary questions for 26 February 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1:00pm on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, for the 93rd session of the 13th Parliament.

*5 oral questions and 2 written question had been scheduled to be asked.

At the commencement of Public Business, there will be introduction of Government Bills:

Supply Bill – Minister for Finance (President’s recommendation signified).

Supplementary Supply (FY 2018) Bill – Minister for Finance (President’s recommendation signified).

There will also be a budget statement from Minister for Finance (resumption of Debate on Question on 18 February 2019):

“That Parliament approves the financial policy of the Government for the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.”

Below are the questions filed towards the various Ministers

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*Assoc Prof Walter Theseira: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) whether the Malaysian Government’s detention of Greek vessel Piraes and crew, which collided with the Malaysian vessel Polaris in Singapore territorial waters, represents an exercise of foreign sovereignty in Singapore territorial waters; and (b) what measures can be taken to ensure that vessels, crew and passengers, particularly Singapore-flagged, will not be subject to foreign authority whilst in Singapore territorial waters or for acts committed in Singapore territorial waters.

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*Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar: To ask the Minister for Health whether there are stricter measures put in place to ensure blood tests cannot be forged for employment purposes.

*Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will consider issuing guidelines on disability duration for specific injuries for the use of doctors issuing medical leave and light duties for injured workers returning to work.

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*Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what are the findings from the trial of using speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles in 2018; and (b) whether there are plans to mandate speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles to curb speeding.

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*Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar: To ask the Minister for Education whether Temasek Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic had carried out any due diligence to check the background and academic qualifications of Mikhy Farrera-Brochez who apparently had the qualifications of APA, APS, MCollT, MS DPSY, DipED and who was later convicted of having forged his educational qualifications, before employing him.

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Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Manpower in the last three years, what percentage of claims under the Work Injury Compensation Act made by S Pass and Work Permit holders are determined to be valid or invalid within (i) one month (ii) three months (iii) six months and (iv) longer than six months from the accident respectively.

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Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) in each year of the past five years, how much plastic waste did Singapore produce; and (b) of this amount, how much were (i) incinerated (ii) recycled locally and (iii) exported to recyclers overseas respectively.

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