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Shanmugam: Online drug trade users increased in 2016

201 people were arrested in 2016 for buying drugs and drug-related paraphernalia online, compared to only six people in 2014, said Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam. Most of those arrested last year for online drug trading were male and between the ages of 20 to 39 years old. Chinese and Malays made up about 50 percent and 30 percent …

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Khaw: No evidence of security breach for doll found on train tracks

In the case of a doll placed on the ledge of the MRT tracks at Dhoby Ghaut station, the Land Transport Authority and the police did not find evidence of a security breach.Khaw Boon Wan the Transport Minister said in Parliament on Thursday (2 March). This was said by the Transport Minister, Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament on Thursday (2 …

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Zulkifli Masagos: Water must be priced fully as strategic and national security issue

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Zulkifli Masagos stressed that water is a strategic and national security issue. Therefore, the Government must price water fully. The Minister stated in the Budget debate at Parliament that water is unlike any other ordinary commodity in Singapore, saying, “We subsidise housing, healthcare, education, but not water consumption.” Mr Masagos said that even as …

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Desmond Lee: A multi-pronged approach by AVA to manage animal population and mitigate health and safety concerns

Senior Minister of State for National Development, Desmond Lee said that Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) takes a multi-pronged approach, involving various stakeholders, to manage the animal population and mitigate health and safety concerns. This is his response to questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC who asked the Minister for National Development  for each year …

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Parliamentary questions for 28 February 2017

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12pm on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 for the 35th session of the 13th Parliament. 19 oral questions and 6 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. 5 bills will be introduced in this Parliament session. Supply Bill – Minister for Finance (President’s recommendation to be signified). Supplementary Supply (FY 2016) Bill – Minister …

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Chan Chun Sing: 24 minorities out of 89 MPs is sufficient, shows that GRC works

During the debate on the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill which was read for the second time on 6 February 2017, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing, replied to Worker’s Party MP for Aljunied GRC, Pritam Singh’s question on whether a by-election would be held in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC should Mdm Speaker run for the Presidency. He replied, “Even …

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Gan Kim Yong : CHAS renewal application to submit every two years so Government able to update latest information

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong said that households are requested to submit a renewal application form of Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) every two years so that the Government can verify and update their latest household information. This is his response to questions filed by NCMP Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong who asked the Minister for Health whether the CHAS …

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