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 (3 September).
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 Chan Chun Sing on Monday (2 September).
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.
SINGAPORE — Violence against any person, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, will not and should not be tolerated, said the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) on Wednesday (7 August).
SINGAPORE — About 34 per cent of household consumers have made the switch to purchasing electricity from suppliers other than Singapore Power Group as of end-June, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Wednesday (7 August).
SINGAPORE — Nearly 10 per cent of fires related to electronic items in the past three years had involved smaller devices, such as power banks, mobile phones, laptops and tablets.
SINGAPORE — Singapore’s “local, unique context” must be considered when it comes to the issue of imposing charges for single-use plastic bags, said Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor in Parliament on Tuesday (6 August).
SINGAPORE — The 45,000 vehicles deployed by ride hailing apps such as Grab, Go-Jek and Ryde will soon be included alongside those of taxi operators, under a new regulatory framework for the point-to-point (P2P) transport sector.
SINGAPORE — Since 2014, 119 companies have been prosecuted by the national water agency Public Utilities Board (PUB) for illegally dumping trade effluent, or liquid waste created by businesses, into public sewers, said Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources and Health Amy Khor on Tuesday (6 August).
SINGAPORE — Over 15,000 Singaporeans are estimated to be residing in Hong Kong, with about one-fifth e-registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Tuesday (6 August).
SINGAPORE — More police resources, including special operations command troops, have been deployed to Orchard Tower, where they maintain a “strong tempo of enforcement operations”, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin on Monday (5 August).
SINGAPORE — Fifteen town councils have decided to ban the usage of personal mobility devices (PMDs) at void decks and common corridors, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min on Monday (5 August).
SINGAPORE — No Singaporean student is ever displaced from an institute of higher learning (IHL) because of an international student, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (5 August).
SINGAPORE — The deadline for owners of personal mobility devices (PMDs) to meet fire safety standards will be brought forward by six months to 1 July next year, in light of the recent spate of PMD-related fires.
SINGAPORE — The practice of not requiring employers of interns from public universities to pay Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions helps to encourage employers to take them on.
SINGAPORE — There are “very few” cases where parents harass or abuse teachers in Singapore, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung in a written reply to a parliamentary question.
SINGAPORE — From 2014 to 2018, the Ministry of Education (MOE) spent $130 million annually on scholarships and other forms of financial aid given to foreign students studying in Singapore schools and universities.
SINGAPORE — There is no data to suggest that tattoos cause people to indulge in criminal behaviour, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam.