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Minister Masagos: Not feasible to build drains to accommodate every extreme rainfall event due to land take and higher costs
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli stated that it is not feasible to be building drains to accommodate every extreme rainfall event as this would require massive land take and much higher costs. Speaking during Parliament on Monday (5 February), Mr Masagos Read More

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Parliamentary questions for 5 February 2018
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Monday, 5 February 2018 for the 58th session of the 13th Parliament. *80 oral questions and 41 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. 5 bills to be read the second time. Economic Expansion Read More

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How many countries broadcast their parliamentary/assembly sessions live?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singapore prides itself as a first-world country with a first-world government. However, when it comes to first world government practices, it seems to fare lesser than those perceived to be of third-world. To show just how out of place Singapore is in comparison with Read More

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Review of Singapore Government’s Budget: 2009-2017
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on January 25th, 2018 at 01:08 pmby ValuePenguin The government of Singapore is set to announce its budget plans for 2018 on Monday, 19 Feb 2018. While many media outlets have been speculating what we could expect to hear from Minister Heng Read More

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K Shanmugam: Taiwanese auxiliary police officers to be stationed at land checkpoints
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

In a written answer to a Member of Parliament, Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam stated that the government will allow Auxiliary Police Forces (APFs) to recruit Taiwanese Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and have them deployed at land checkpoints due to the shortage of Singaporean Read More

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Select Committee formed to study how to manage deliberate online falsehoods
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

It is revealed on Thursday (11 January) that the Committee of Selection in Parliament has announced the members comprising the Select Committee set up chosen to study how to manage the issue of deliberate online falsehoods in Singapore. As proposed earlier by the Law and Read More

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Parliament passes motion to appoint Select Committee to look into problem of managing online Falsehood
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Parliament has agreed on Wednesday (10 January) to appoint a Select Committee to examine and report into the problem of deliberate online falsehoods and recommend strategies to deal with them. Speaking on the motion on the Parliament, the Minister of Law and Home Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan: Staff involved in Joo Koon train collision did not know protective bubble could be deactivated
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan stated in parliament that the operation control centre staff and the train captains, who were involved in the Joo Koon station incident, did not know that the protective bubble could be deactivated. The incident which occurred in Read More

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Measures to tighten money lending limits expected to kick in end of year
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Measures to tighten loan curbs on borrowers, introduced via the Moneylenders Act that was passed in Parliament on Monday (8 January) are expected to kick in from the final quarter of this year. Those earning less than S$20,000 a year may only borrow Read More

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To what extent will the government consider removal of video and cuts as being “edited”?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

As all might be aware, Non-constituency Member of Parliament, Leon Perera was made to apologise for a statement he made about the Mediacorp editing videos from the Parliament sessions under the request of Leader of the House, Grace Fu. Instead of addressing the point Read More

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