Parliament

NSmen taking IPPT will require to scan fingerprints to enter SAF camps

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Monday (10 October) that all personnel including National Servicemen taking their Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) will be required to undergo biometric fingerprinting to enter Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) camps by 2018. Mr Ng was responding to Dr Lee Bee Wah’s question on the recent case where a 38-year-old NSman was jailed for …

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Grace Fu runs away from the question of whether the state discriminates Paralympic athletes in their achievements

Minister for Culture, Community, and Youth Grace Fu reiterated in Parliament on Monday (10 October) that the Government’s focus was on providing a sustained, structured and comprehensive support system for all Team Singapore athletes, instead of diverting resources to fund post-competition award schemes for national athletes. The minister was responding to questions raised by Members of Parliament about whether is …

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Parliamentary questions for 10 October 2016

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1.30pm today for the 25th session of the 13th Parliament. 91 oral questions and 33 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. Both Members of Parliament from People’s Action Party and Workers’ Party will be asking the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth whether the current rewards for national sports athletes are sufficient …

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MOH: No answer as to what help Govt can provide for A&E referrals by GPs

The questions asked to the Minister for Health at the 22nd session of the 13th Parliament by Mr Desmond Choo, a Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC The questions raised were: What is the average percentage of patients referred by private GPs to Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments in Government hospitals and not warded. How can the Government better help such …

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Minister of Home Affairs avoids question of applying laws retrospectively by making snarky remark

On 15 August at the 22nd session of the 13th Parliament, Members of Parliament raised questions on the findings by Auditor-General Office (AGO) in regards to overpayment of allowance by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to its Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) officers. In its audit report for Financial Year 2015/2016 published on 26 July, the AGO found that the Singapore Police Force …

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Parliamentary questions for 15 August 2016

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12.00pm today for the 22nd session of the 13th Parliament. 108 oral questions and 36 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. One of the key topics in the parliamentary sitting is the defective trains supplied by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Sifang to the Land Transport Authority in 2013. On 5 July, FactWire …

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