Parliament

Approval granted by Government on Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong has announced that the Government has granted approval on Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) to identify chromosomal abnormalities in embryos created through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), with the aim of improving the chances of conceiving. This is the response on MP for Nee Soon GRC Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang’s queries who asked the Minister for Health …

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Dr Ng Eng Hen: Singapore must dictate its policy based on its own interests

“What will Singapore do if the US departs from its parts of rebalance to Asia strategy?” The non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan asked this question in the Parliament House to the Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen yesterday (10 Nov). Mr Tan had asked how Singapore would lessen the costs and risks that would arise should there be a major American departure …

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MOE: Training and help for teachers to cope with stress in dealing with parents

Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng said that teachers in the country are supported with resources such as a Parent Engagement Guide and are also given training in parent engagement skills to help them to cope with stress. This is the response to Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap from Aljunied GRC who asked the Acting Minister for Education (Schools) what …

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Khaw Boon Wan: Road safety features in progress of expansion for elderly

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said that the Government has introduced and are expanding road safety features for seniors. This is his reply towards MP for Jurong GRC Dr Tan Wu Meng’s questions who asked asked the Minister for Transport over the past three years what proportion of motor vehicle accidents involving elderly pedestrians resulted in serious injuries or fatalities and …

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ICA to introduce iris scanning procedures within the next two years

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr Desmond Lee told the Parliament that Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) plans to introduce iris scan technology progressively at the country’s land, air and sea checkpoints within the next two years, starting from 2017. The Parliament passed amendments to the National Registration Act to strengthen the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the ICA …

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Has Singapore become an autonomous vehicle-ready nation?

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said that self-driving technology gives Singapore the opportunity to improve the public transport system in a significant way. For example, manpower shortages can be overcome with self-driving buses. This is his reply towards Nominated Member of Parliament, Mr Azmoon Ahmad who asked the Minister for Transport whether Singapore is ready to be claimed as an …

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