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Louis Ng to file parliamentary questions on shark fin trade and the possibility of a generational smoking ban

SINGAPORE: Louis Ng, known for his love for animals and the environment plans to file two parliamentary questions; one pertaining to shark fin and the other to the possibility of imposing a generational ban on smoking in Singapore. Mr Ng,...

Love should never be criminal: Jamus Lim on why he supported 377A repeal

SINGAPORE: On Thursday (Feb 2), Jamus Lim posted on social media explaining why he voted for the repeal of Section 377A, writing “Love should never be criminal.” The Singapore Parliament voted last November to repeal Section 377A of the Penal...

WP MPs to raise questions in Parliament next week on SPH Media Trust circulation numbers

SINGAPORE — In light of the recent news that SPH Media Trust’s (SMT) circulation numbers had been inflated by 10 to 12 per cent, which could potentially threaten the trust of news readers, the opposition Workers’ Party has said...

Unemployment support for Singaporeans may be part of SG Budget 2023

SINGAPORE — Retrenched workers may soon receive unemployment support as part of this year’s national budget, which will be rolled out on Feb 14. A report quotes economists as saying that the support extended may only be for a certain...

Workers’ Party files parliamentary questions for Prime Minister in relation to 6 employees of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd

The Workers’ Party members of parliament have filed parliamentary questions about the six former senior management staff of Keppel Offshore and Marine Limited who have been issued stern warnings in lieu of prosecution for offences punishable under the Prevention...

Gerald Giam asks if gov’t plans to increase grants to Town Councils to cope with rising costs

SINGAPORE: Rising costs have been a key issue for many since last year, but this has been challenging on more than an individual level. Workers’ Party MP Gerald Giam recently raised the issue in Parliament on behalf of Town Councils,...

Minister Grace Fu says SFA will ensure adequate supply of chicken from new sources that complies with food safety requirements

Chicken has always been one of Singapore’s favourite and easiest choice of protein, and when Malaysia's government decided to ban the export of up to 3.6 million live and fresh chicken in June last year, our government sourced for...

Henderson Road fire: Contractor fined for obstructing service road

Tanjong Pagar Town Council has issued a summons to contractor, Tai Tiong (Red/White) Metal Tents Centre, for erecting a funeral wake tent that obstructed a service road that led to an 18-minute delay in the Singapore Civil Defence Force...

K Shanmugam: Inconsiderate drivers who cut queues, take wrong lanes, add to Tuas & Woodlands checkpoint traffic congestion

SINGAPORE — In reply to a question regarding Woodlands and Tuas on how to reduce congestion at these checkpoints, Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam pointed out that there have been incidents where inconsiderate drivers have been responsible for...

PSP’s Hazel Poa asks if committee has been appointed to review political salaries, and if not, when and what’s the expected terms of reference

SINGAPORE — In Parliament on Tuesday (Jan 10), Progress Singapore Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Hazel Poa raised questions regarding whether the Prime Minister has already appointed a committee to carry out the five-yearly review of political salaries. The...
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Louis Ng to file parliamentary questions on shark fin trade and the possibility of a generational smoking ban

SINGAPORE: Louis Ng, known for his love for animals and the environment plans to file two parliamentary questions; one pertaining to shark fin and...

Love should never be criminal: Jamus Lim on why he supported 377A repeal

SINGAPORE: On Thursday (Feb 2), Jamus Lim posted on social media explaining why he voted for the repeal of Section 377A, writing “Love should...

Tin Pei Ling: Interests of MacPherson constituents must come first

Suddenly concerned Singaporeans are being confronted by four developments that seem to be cropping up almost simultaneously. One - affordability of Housing and Development...

Joshua Tan spent $200K overhauling his luxury condo after termite infestation

SINGAPORE — Joshua Tan paid a total of $200K in transforming and redesigning his own apartment due to terrible termite infestation. It took almost...

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