Parliament

Electoral Boundaries Review Committee yet to be formed, says Chan Chun Sing

Minister of Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing  that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has not been formed yet, indicating that the upcoming general election might not happen in September as speculated. Mr Chan was responding to a question raised by Workers’ Party’s Pritam Singh in Monday’s (8 July) Parliament sitting to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who wanted to know if …

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Parliamentary questions for 8 July 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1:30pm on Monday, 8 July 2019, for the 106th session of the 13th Parliament. *79 oral questions and 40 written question have been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, 4 Government Bills will be introduced: Point-to-Point Passenger Transport Industry Bill – (Minister for Transport). Home Team Science and Technology Agency …

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13th Parliament performance: MPs who asked the most and least questions

As you might already know, Parliament is set to reopen in July. On top of that, the speculation on the ground is that the next general election is likely to happen in September this year. With that in mind, it’s about time for us to take stock of how Singapore’s Members of Parliament have been performing. We’ve already looked at …

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Top Parliament absentee for 2018 is Minister Iswaran – missing 9 out of 32 sittings

TOC went through the Parliamentary Votes and Proceedings to examine the attendance records of MPs in Parliament for last year (2018). The Parliamentary Votes and Proceedings are the official minutes of the proceedings of Parliament, including the proceedings of the Committee of the whole Parliament. It contains a record of attendance of the Members, announcements by the Speaker, papers presented …

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Workers’ Party advocates judiciary’s role as first and final arbiter of truth in “fake news” cases while PAP disagrees

Contrary to arguments perpetuated by advocates of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA), which has now been passed in Parliament, the judiciary remains the most suitable initial and final arbiter in deciding on matters involving alleged online falsehoods compared to Ministers and the Executive under POFMA, said Workers’ Party secretary-general Pritam Singh. Speaking in response to People’s …

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Fake news law is ‘a cure worse than the disease’ – WP NCMP Leon Perera

In a speech in parliament during the debate on the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) hours before the bill was passed, Worker’s Party (WP) Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera said that while ridding falsehoods from public discussion is the right thing to do, the bill is ‘a cure worse than the disease’ and it requires a radical overhaul …

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