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A lot about ministerial salary formula said by DPM but nothing about how much exactly the ministers got for their salaries

The question of the Ministerial Salary was brought up again in Parliament yesterday by Member of Parliament for Marsiling-YewTee GRC, Alex Yam Ziming and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Leon Perera. Mr Alex had asked if the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong whether he could list all the components of the salaries of the Ministers and state the amounts, in months of …

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Parliamentary session and filed questions for 1 October 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:30 on Monday, 1 October 2018 for the 83rd session of the 13th Parliament. *70 oral questions and 27 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be Oath of Allegiance from : Mr Arasu Duraisamy (Nominated Member of Parliament) Mr Douglas Foo (Nominated Member of Parliament) Mr Terence Ho Wee San …

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Select Committee on DOF accuses historian Thum Ping Tjin of lying about his credentials, and ignores everything else he wrote in his submission

Historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin was specifically targeted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Falsehoods over his academic credentials, stating that it afforded "no weight" to his views, as he is not a "credible representor" in its view. In a 273-page report that was released on Thursday (20 Sep), the Committee, which is chaired by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Charles …

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Criminal sanctions, rigorous fact-checking, and public education among recommended solutions to spread of online falsehoods

Increased accessibility to technological social platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter has enabled the uncontrolled dissemination of deliberate online falsehoods, or colloquially known as "fake news," amongst the public. To combat the spread of such disinformation, the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods has put forward several recommendations in a report that was released on Thursday (20 Sep). Among …

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Nine new Nominated Members of Parliament appointed

The names of nine candidates that make up the new batch of Nominated Members of Parliament (NMP) were announced yesterday (17 Sep) by Leader of the House Grace Fu. Ms Fu, who is part of the Special Select Committee that chose the NMPs, noted that the nine candidates were picked for their "good credentials in their respective fields" and will …

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National Environment Agency officers to be granted authority to enter private spaces at will and enforce smoking prohibitions through new Bill

Following the passing of an amendment of the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act through a Bill in Parliament on Monday (10 Sep), officers of the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be given greater authority to enter private premises that fall under the smoking ban, including entertainment spaces such as pubs and nightclubs, without warrants for their investigations, and to …

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Senior Minister of MEWR says no to plastic bag charge

The issue of plastic pollution in Singapore continues as questions are raised in Parliament for the Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), Dr Amy Khor. Right now, discussions are rife about whether or not the government should implement a charge on single-use plastic bags. When asked, Dr Khor noted that the ministry is serious about tackling …

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