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Ng Eng Hen apologises for recent deaths of national servicemen

“I am deeply sorry for the loss of four precious NSmen (national servicemen) in the last 17 months,” said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in a ministerial statement addressing the deaths. “MINDEF and the SAF will hold ourselves accountable for every single NSman entrusted to us.” The most recent death of national serviceman Aloysius Pang sent shock waves across the island. …

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Parliamentary questions for 11 February 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Monday, 11 February 2019, for the 89th session of the 13th Parliament. *78 oral questions and 26 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a Ministrial Statement from Minister for Defence: National Service Training Deaths and Safety Enhancements for the SAF. At the commencement of Public Business, there …

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NCMP Dennis Tan proposes major improvements for the public transportation system

Speaking at Parliament yesterday (15 January), Non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan suggested crucial improvements must be made to the current public transportation system, which include enhancing incentivisation and monitoring of reliability and service quality as well as adding service quality in the Fare Review formula. In his speech titled “Putting Commuters First in Public Transportation”, he mentioned that rail reliability used …

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Malaysia claiming ILS disrupts future development in Pasir Gudang ‘untrue’, says Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

In his ministerial statement in Parliament on Monday (14 Jan), Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said Malaysia’s actions ‘contravene established ICAO procedures’ when it announced the Pasir Gudang area as a Permanent Restricted Area reserved for the purpose of military activities on 2 Jan this year, causing flights operating into Seletar Airport to be affected. Simple matter …

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Parliamentary questions for 15 January 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, for the 88th session of the 13th Parliament. *33 oral questions and 15 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a Ministrial Statement from Minister for Communications and Information and Minister for Health: Government’s Response to the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into …

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Parliamentary questions for 14 January 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 on Monday, 14 January 2019, for the 87th session of the 13th Parliament. *88 oral questions and 39 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a Ministrial Statement from Minister for Foreign Affairs about Singapore-Malaysia Relations At the commencement of Public Business, there will be introduction of Government Bills: …

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Patients not covered under MediShield have doubled since 2015 – GPC for Health wants to know why

Questions are being raised by the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Health over the fact that 20% of subsidised patients aren’t getting full coverage from MediShield Life. The compulsory national health insurance was launched in 2015 to help fully cover big medical bills of at least 90% of subsidised patients, or 1 in 10. Unfortunately, the number of subsidised patients …

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