SINGAPORE — To date, 202 vice websites have been blocked by the police and the Infocomm Media Development Authority, said the Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam on Tuesday (5 November).
SINGAPORE —Personal mobile device (PMD) retailers and sharing operators are frustrated over a ban of e-scooters along footpaths, as signatories for a petition calling for it to be reversed surged to over 14,000.
SINGAPORE — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat appeared to fumble while defending a Parliamentary motion to censure the Workers’ Party (WP), even as WP chairperson Sylvia Lim labelled his motion relating to a High Court judgement on the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) saga “premature”.
SINGAPORE — Dyson’s decision to scrap its plans for an electric car plant here were not due to Singapore’s lack of capabilities.
SINGAPORE – DPM Heng Swee Keat has asked WP MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang to recuse themselves from dealing with financial matters at AHTC.
SINGAPORE — The government has been working closely with online platforms such as Carousell and Instagram to stamp out the online sale of electronic vapourisers, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Home Affairs Amrin Amin in Parliament on Tuesday (5 November).
SINGAPORE — Food delivery service provider GrabFood said customers may have to wait longer for their orders this week as the ban on the use of e-scooters on footpaths takes effect on Tuesday (5 November).
SINGAPORE — Any attempt to make a list of individuals and organisations who may be subject to foreign influence would be both “absurd” and “meaningless”, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (4 November).
SINGAPORE — Owners of drones with a take-off weight of above 250g will be made to register their devices from 2 January next year, before they can be operated in Singapore.
SINGAPORE — Amid a rise in the number of accidents involving e-scooters, the government will ban their use on footpaths effective Tuesday (5 November).
SINGAPORE — Trying to navigate some town council websites is like stumbling upon an old blog you made in the 2000’s — wacky font sizes, wonky animations and thumbnails you won't know are hyperlinks until you actually click them.
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 — 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, hence the Er Dr (Engineer Doctor) honorific.
On four occasions in Parliament, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen delivered his ministerial statements lasting 2 hours 19 minutes.