Tag: Members of Parliament

BREAKING: President, ministers, MPs, other officials get pay cut amid Covid-19 outbreak, while frontline health workers get bonus

Singapore—As Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat wrapped up the Budget debate in Parliament on Friday (Feb 28), he announced that all ministers and other holders of political office will be taking a one-month pay cut. This, he said, is being done as a...

MPs called out for using phones in Parliament

Singapore—Members of Parliament are getting called out on social media for using their mobile phones during Parliamentary sessions. On Tuesday (Feb 4) comments were seen on social media saying that the country’s MPs must have been bored during the previous day’s session, as a number...

Pritam Singh: PAP and opposition MPs are a ‘broadly united front’ overseas

Singapore—Workers’ Party (WP) head and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh is currently in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of a delegation from Singapore attending the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament, is part of this delegation, along with other PAP MPs such as...

Ho Ching gifts MPs with hand sanitiser during flu season, including WP MPs

Singapore—Ho Ching, the wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, sent an unusual but timely gift to all the Members of Parliament recently—hand sanitizer. A representative from Temasek Holdings, where Mrs Ho is the chief executive officer, told TODAY Online that MPs and their teams...