MFA: Sovereignty claims in South China Sea should be settled by parties concerned

Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterates Singapore’s position that sovereignty claims in South China Sea should be settled by parties concerned, accordance with international law and refrain from provocative behaviour that will raise tensions. This was said by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan in his reply to the Parliamentary and Supplementary Question on 11 July raised by Mr Dennis Tan …

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MOH consider compulsory itemised billing at Chas clinics

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is seriously considering to introduce compulsory itemised billing to make fees more transparent due to the raising numbers of patients’ complaints related to how much they are being charged at Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas). In Parliament on July 11, in response to questions asked by Er Lee Bee Wah, Member of Parliament from Nee …

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LTA studying ways to help parents with strollers on public transport

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been studying on how to provide ways to safely secure strollers on board public buses, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (July 11). Usually, parents or caregivers will have to fold the stroller and carry the child themselves during the travel, with the assistance from the bus drivers. However this policy have …

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Parliamentary questions for 11 July 2016

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1.30pm today for the 21st session of the 13th Parliament. 86 oral questions and 50 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. The topic of lift breakdowns seems to be the main concern of the MPs in this parliamentary, having 5 MPs from both People’s Action Party and Workers’ Party fielding questions surrounding the …

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