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Police investigated over 500 cases of rape over past three years

Earlier in November this year, Mr Chen Show Mao, MP for Aljunied GRC, asked the Minister of Home Affairs on the number of officers assigned to the Serious Sexual Crimes Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and what is the rationale for the staffing numbers at the Serious Sexual Crimes Branch (SSCB). Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam said that …

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As of Sept 2016, $12.8 million outstanding in MediShield life premiums

The Minister of State for Health, Mr Chee Hong Tat said in Parliament that the total amount outstanding is $12.8 million, or less than 1% of total premiums due. This was in response to MP Png Eng Huat for Hougang who asked the Minister for Health what is the number of citizens and permanent residents who could not pay for their MediShield …

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Government prefers hawkers to fend for themselves

If anything were to be gathered from answers from ministries about the support that hawkers get, it is that the Government would like for hawkers to fend for themselves. The recent parliament session saw Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong, Workers’ Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, asking the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources; whether the Ministry can consider giving a …

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Desmond Lee: North-South Expressway can not avoid Ellison Building entirely

Mr Kok Heng Leun, a Nominated Member of Parliament, asked the Minister for National Development, a series of questions, in respect of the demolition and rebuilding of three units of Ellison Building for the purpose of the North-South Corridor (NSC): Whether LTA and URA have considered realigning the North-South Expressway without affecting Ellison Building when the alignment plan was announced …

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Assistive Technology Fund assist persons with disabilities to defray cost of assistive devices

In her written question, MP for Jalan Besar GRC, Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng, asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Ministry can further assist persons with special needs who require replacement for aids such as motorised wheelchairs, cochlear implants and other hearing aids throughout their lives. Parliamentary Secretary Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (for the …

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New child care, kindergarten and school staff required to obtain medical clearances before work commencement

Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing has stated that new child care, kindergarten and school staff members are required to obtain medical clearances before they commence work under the Child Care Centres Act and Education Act. This was his response to questions filed by Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong who asked the Minister …

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