Parliament

Parliamentary questions for 6 August 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 6 August 2019, for the 108th session of the 13th Parliament. *28 oral questions and 11 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, a Government Bill will be introduced: CareShield Life and Long-Term Care Bill – (Minister for Health) – (President’s recommendation signified). …

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Parliamentary questions for 5 August 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Monday, 5 August 2019, for the 107th session of the 13th Parliament. *80 oral questions and 29 written questions had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a ministrial statement from Senior Minister of State for Transport (on behalf of the Minister for Transport): Personal Mobility Devices. At the commencement …

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POFMA was rushed through Parliament in May but subsidiary legislation has yet to be detailed before August Parliamentary sitting

Since June 25, the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) has been in effect in Singapore, having been passed in Parliament with 72 votes in support. There were also 9 votes against and 3 abstentions. The Act was introduced in April 2019 to the displeasure of experts and critics who assert that the provisions provide powers that …

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MOE spends at least S$340 million each year on scholarships and tuition grants for foreign students in tertiary institutions

The Ministry of Education (MOM) announced that it spent about S$130 million annually on scholarships for international students studying in local schools and autonomous universities in the last five years. This was revealed by the Education Minister Ong Ye Kung in a Parliamentary written answer on Monday (July 8), after Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera raised this question. “The …

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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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