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Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods amends summary after complaints filed by witnesses

Select Committee on deliberate online falsehoods had earlier announced on Monday (5 April) that it has amended the summaries of evidence published on the Parliament website after receiving requests from five witnesses. In its statement, the Committee stated that the summaries were produced as working notes for reference each day. The Committee’s analysis and report will be based on the full verbatim transcripts of the …

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Freelance journalist voices out against inaccurate and misrepresenting summary by Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

Freelance journalist, Kirsten Han voice out against the inaccurate and misrepresenting summary by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods of her oral evidence provided on 27 March. Ms Han wrote on her Facebook, “It’s come to my attention that the summary of evidence for the session with myself, Terry Xu, Howard Lee and Shih-Tung Ngiam, and Jolovan Wham after …

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Parliamentary questions for 21 March 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 for the 71st session of the 13th Parliament. *2 oral questions and 1 written question had been scheduled to be asked. 2 Government Bills will be read for the 2nd time: Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill [Bill No. 11/2018] – (Minister for Home Affairs) – …

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Parliamentary questions for 20 March 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 for the 70th session of the 13th Parliament. *7 oral questions and 3 written questions had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, 1 Government Bill will be introduced: Vulnerable Adults Bill – (Minister for Social and Family Development), and 5 Government Bills …

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Software bug in security system caused outages to SingPass and CorpPass

Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary told Parliament on Monday (19 March) that investigations shown that a software bug in the server of a vendor was behind the two outages to SingPass last month, which disrupted hundreds of essential e-government services in what was the longest disruption to SingPass since it was set up in 2003. He was responding …

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Parliamentary questions for 19 March 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 10:00am on Monday, 19 March 2018 for the 69th session of the 13th Parliament. *19 oral questions and 12 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, 1 Government Bills will be introduced: National Library Board (Amendment) Bill – (Minister for Communications and Information), and 11 Government Bills …

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Sylvia Lim will not apologise to House over GST hike comments

Below is the statement made by Workers’ Party Chairman and Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Sylvia Lim at Parliament today in response to demand by Leader of House, Grace Fu to apologise for comments made earlier on the GST hike. I had written to Speaker on Monday evening, 5th March, to inform him that I wished to make a statement in the House …

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No more wait for divorcees to get subsidised HDB flats

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced during the debate on his ministry’s budget in Parliament on Tuesday (6 March) that divorcees will no longer have to wait for three years before they can apply for a subsidised flat. Under the current bill, only divorcees who get full custody of all children can purchase a second subsidised flat after disposing of the …

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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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