Tag: Parliament

Sylvia Lim to Mindef: Tell us more about acquisition decisions

Singapore – Workers' Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, speaking in a rather empty chamber of Parliament, has queried the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on its acquisition decisions. On Monday (March 2), Ms Lim asked for elaboration on how Mindef "assesses the reasonableness of the prices quoted...

Lee Bee Wah recites Liverpool anthem in support of DPM Heng Swee Keat, Liverpool fans not pleased

It's not everyday a Member of Parliament diverts from the usual route of formal discussions and stately speeches. Well, PAP MP Lee Bee Wah surprised the rest of Parliament on Thursday (Feb 28), by making reference to the anthem of the prominent English football...

“This one never says anything new” – netizens not impressed by Tin Pei Ling’s comments on budget statement

PAP Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling's recent statements on Singapore's 2020 Budget has struck a nerve with some netizens. MP Tin Pei Ling on Thursday (Feb 27) addressed two of her key concerns regarding the 2020 Budget, saying that the Government should cater to...

Netizens back Pritam Singh’s concern over Govt ability to enforce Stay-Home Notices

Singapore -- Workers' Party leader Pritam Singh voiced concern in Parliament on Feb 18 about the mandatory Stay-Home Notice effective from 11.59 pm that day for individuals returning from China. According to the Ministry of Manpower, all work pass holders who return from China have...

Malaysia’s inaugural Defence White Paper tabled in Parliament

The Malaysian Defence Ministry tabled its inaugural Defence White Paper to Parliament today, saying it is set to strengthen the country's defence through more comprehensive means. The document contains plans that will be implemented in the next 10 years. It replaces the National Defence Policy...

Youngest MP in Malaysia in the crosshairs of power play in Anwar’s party

The youngest Member of Parliament in Malaysia, independent Batu representative P Prabakaran seems to be in the crosshairs of people fighting in a power struggle in Anwar Ibrahim's party. The PKR is undergoing upheaval with some MPs and ministers canvassing against Anwar in his bid...

WP politicians set to question Ong Ye Kung on Govt spending on foreign students

Workers' Party (WP) politicians Leon Perera and Png Eng Huat are set to question Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Government spending on foreign students, when Parliament re-convenes on Monday (5 Aug). Mr Perera, a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, has filed the following questions to...

Lee Bee Wah wants the Government to temporarily ban PMDs like e-scooters

Parliament is set to debate the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and the laws governing the use of PMDs when it sits on Monday (5 Aug). The Senior Minister of State is set to deliver a ministerial statement on PMDs, on behalf of Transport Minister...

Like in the UK, Malaysia now has question time for their Prime Minister

Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to a Prime Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat. This is a weekly practice in the United Kingdom's Parliament. Dr Mahathir finally agreed to the Question Time for the Malaysian Parliament saying he will be...

Goh Chok Tong says ruling party must have clear majority of Parliamentary seats in 20 years

Singapore— In an interview with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that he wants to see the ruling political party have a "clear majority" of the seats in Parliament in around 20 years. When he was asked about what he...