SINGAPORE — Knowing how to identify “charlatans” is one of several important ways that would help young people to act responsibly and legally when pursuing political and social causes, said Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in Parliament.
SINGAPORE — Giving more childcare leave on a per-child basis can “inadvertently affect the employment prospects” of parents with more children, said Minister of Manpower and Second Minister of Home Affairs Josephine Teo in a written reply.
SINGAPORE — A liberal education not only encourages critical thinking but can help cultivate good citizens, which is why more Singaporean youth should be exposed to such an approach to learning, said Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Walter Theseira in Parliament on Monday (7 October).
SINGAPORE — Distribution of the Media Literacy Council’s (MLC) "Get Smart with Sherlock" booklet, which erroneously listed satire as a type of fake news, was ceased in August.
SINGAPORE — ASEAN countries need greater urgency and political resolve if they are to make progress towards a haze-free region, said Masagos Zulkifli.
SINGAPORE — Social workers in contact with the family of the dead 2-year-old girl at Chin Swee Road did not suspect the child had come to harm.
SINGAPORE — The proposed amendments to the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) were approved by Parliament on Monday (7 October) following a nearly seven-hour long debate on the topic in the House.
SINGAPORE — Tougher penalties for prostitution-related offences and additional curbs on the irresponsible lease of premises for such vice activities were among amendments proposed in the Women’s Charter on Monday (7 October).
SINGAPORE — If the users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) do not improve their behaviour, the government may have “no choice but to ban their usage completely in Singapore”, said Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Transport, in Parliament on Monday (7 October).
SINGAPORE — The scrapped Yale-NUS College (YNC) programme on modes of dissent was filled with “motives and objectives” other than learning and education, Education Minister Ong Kung told Parliament on Monday (7 October).
SINGAPORE — More motions are being filed by Members of Parliament (MPs) to speak on a topic of their choice in the House.
SINGAPORE — Most of us are familiar with oral parliamentary questions, since they are often captured in video clips or in the television news bulletins. But there is another way for Members of Parliament (MPs) to ask questions - and get their answers in written form instead.
SINGAPORE — We know Er Dr Lee Bee Wah as a vocal Member of Parliament (MP) who gives social media a field day whenever she speaks in Parliament - whether about sanitary pads, ungrateful children or Ah Gong's savings. She is an engineer who was bestowed an honorary PhD by the University of Liverpool
On four occasions in Parliament, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen delivered his ministerial statements lasting 2 hours 19 minutes.
SINGAPORE — The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) has about 2 million government records in its custody that are more than 25 years old and are deemed as public archives, said Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann on Wednesday (4 September).
SINGAPORE — Between 2013 and last year, the number of overstayers arrested in Singapore fell by over 40 per cent, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Tuesday (3 September).
SINGAPORE — While endowment funds for the six autonomous universities (AUs) range widely from $400 million to $5.9 billion at the end of the 2017 financial year, the government does not want to be “too draconian” in redistributing the funds, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Tuesday
SINGAPORE — To finance the projected $100 billion cost arising from the fight against climate change, the government could rely on a combination of funds from the ministries’ budgets, borrowing and past reserves.
SINGAPORE — More than 7,700 cases of high-rise littering were reported to the National Environment Agency (NEA) between 2016 and 2018, averaging between 2,300 and 2,800 per year.
SINGAPORE — Students who are exempted from taking a mother tongue language at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) level and affected by the new grading system taking effect from 2021 will be treated fairly, said Second Minister for Education and Finance Indranee Rajah on Monday (2 September
SINGAPORE — A Bill introduced in Parliament on Monday (2 Septembers) seeks to give the Singapore government greater capacity to respond to threats against the nation’s religious harmony.
SINGAPORE — While acknowledging that the recruitment of foreign talent into Singapore is an issue that can be “easily stirred up” because it concerns jobs and the kind of society Singapore wants to build, taking an “inward-looking, protectionist approach” is not the answer, said Trade and Industry Minister
SINGAPORE — The unusually hot weather this year is one of the factors behind the recent spike in dengue cases as well as the swarms of midges around Pandan Reservoir.
SINGAPORE —There are no plans currently to increase the minimum legal entitlement of seven days annual leave, said Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo.