With far lower transmission rates of COVID-19 outdoors and "clear signs of mask fatigue", Sengkang GRC MP Jamus Lim is advocating for the mask mandate outdoors to be relaxed.
Progress Singapore Party (PSP) NCMPs Leong Mun Wai and Hazel Poa “endured relentless attacks and even disrespectful insults from PAP (People's Action Party) MPs” during a parliamentary debate on the motion filed by them, said PSP Chairman Tan Cheng Bock on 15 September.
Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday evening (15 September) said he had apologised to Progress Singapore Party's (PSP) Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai for his "private comments to a colleague" in Parliament the day before.
Singapore has to be careful about the extent to which it is releasing labour data publicly, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Tuesday night (15 September).
Manpower Minister Tan See Leng on Tuesday (14 September) slammed the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member Leong Mun Wai’s job proposals, saying that they would hurt the local workforce and Singapore’s attractiveness to investors.
The government should communicate more on foreign employment in order to repair the local and foreign divide amid Singapore's open economy, said Pritam Singh.
Some 367 children below the age of 12, or 0.6 per cent of all local cases, have been infected with COVID-19 so far, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Tuesday (14 September).
It is not possible to prohibit smoking at windows and balconies as enforcement would be very challenging, said Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor on (3 September 2021.
Students and staff were not consulted due to "sensitive issues" of strategy and finances, said Chan Chun Sing.
A proposed new law will empower the Minister for Home Affairs to order takedowns of content deemed to be part of hostile information campaigns (HIC).
S'pore is committed to projects such as the RTS Link, and "constructive and positive" ties, said the Foreign Minister.
The government is considering requiring e-commerce platforms and brick and mortar retailers to do age verification checks for the purchase of items like axes and knives to ensure that underage persons do not have access to these items.
A total of 11 employment pass and S-Pass holders working in the infocomm technology (ICT) industry were found to have submitted false qualifications to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) from 2018 to 2020, Manpower Minister Tan See Leng said on Monday (2 August).
The key to keeping Singapore's students safe lies more in prevention and enhanced community vigilance rather than intrusive security measures, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Tuesday (27 July).
The Ministry of Education (MOE) aims to deploy more than 1000 teacher-counsellors across Singapore in the next few years, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Tuesday (27 July).
The students who encountered the murder suspect involved in last week's killing at River Valley High School (RVHS) responded immediately by applying the emergency lockdown drills they had been taught.
The “boyfriend/girlfriend” category for entry into Singapore that was introduced during the pandemic had to be removed due to cases of abuse by applicants, Minister K Shanmugam said .
The Singapore government will roll out $1.1 billion in additional support measures for workers and employers during the ongoing Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) period.
It would have been wrong to treat all KTV operators who wanted to pivot to food & beverage (F&B) activities as "crooks", said K Shanmugam.
Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac has recently submitted the required safety data for its CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine as part of its application for the Pandemic Special Access Route approval, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said.
Those who are not fully vaccinated could soon be disallowed from dining in at restaurants or using gyms, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday (26 July).
Singapore's situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic is "unique", even among countries and regions that have access to vaccines, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (26 July).
There will be greater use of community care facilities instead of hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament on Monday (26 July).