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MOM initiates new annual survey on freelancers

The Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say said that in September last year the MOM has initiated a new annual survey, to gather statistics on the changes in the freelancing landscape to understand the profiles of freelancers, including whether it is their primary or secondary source of income, and in what sectors and occupations. This was done in relation with …

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No by-election if minority member of GRC steps down to run for president

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing has said that there will be no by-election called if a minority candidate leaves his or her group representation constituency (GRC). This was in response to Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Mr Pritam Singh’s question on whether would there be a by-election if a minority candidate in a GRC decides to …

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Parliamentary questions for 6 February 2017

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1.30pm on Monday, 6 February 2017 for the 31st session of the 13th Parliament. 80 oral questions and 42 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. 4 bills will be introduced in this Parliament session. Patents (Amendment) Bill – Minister for Law Early Childhood Development Centres Bill – Minister for Social and Family Development Architects …

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Tan Chuan-Jin: Grassroots activities play an important role in the prevention of suicides

Answering questions concerning suicide in the 13th Parliamentary Session, the Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said that grassroots activities plays an important role to prevent suicide. In the session, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament from Workers’ Party Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) about suicides: What is the number of people …

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