National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament on Monday that his ministry gives "the same latitude" to all political parties in town council transactions with political affiliates.
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The handing over of town councils will always incur a cost and raise issues, said Mr Zainal Sapari (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC), as he gave details of how the Ministry of National Development (MND) was called in to intervene in the handing over of Punggol East town council from the People's Action Party to the Workers' Party this year.
Workers' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim has rejected the Ministry of National Development's (MND) finding that residents' interests had not been compromised in a deal between People's Action Party (PAP) town councils and the party-owned company, Action Information Management (AIM).
Coordinating chairman of the People's Action Party (PAP)-run town councils Teo Ho Pin on Monday proposed establishing a framework and a professional code of conduct to guide elected MPs in the handover of town councils.
The need to create a link between an elected MP and his voters through his work in the town council is a strategic imperative which cannot be faulted, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday.
Since close circuit cameras to monitor high-rise littering was piloted in 2011, there have been 12 suspects apprehended and five prosecuted in court, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan today in Parliament.
Singapore's 12th Parliament comprises 87 Members of Parliament (MPs) and three Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs). Of the MPs, 80 are from ruling People's Action Party (PAP) and seven from Workers' Party (WP).
Singapore is vigilant and much better prepared today than it was a decade ago during the Sars scare to handle any possible infectious disease outbreak or cases of the H7N9 strain of bird flu and novel coronavirus, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Monday in Parliament.
Developers of private housing projects face more stringent laws on marketing and information disclosure, after Parliament passed amendments to the Housing Developers Act today.
The ratios of doctors and nurses serving the general population have both improved over the past five years, said Minister of State for Health Amy Khor in Parliament on Monday.
The Government will have to study how the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums adjust to recent car loan curbs over a period of time before it decides whether to make any changes.
Two changes will be made to the way officers in the elite Administrative Service as well as those with judicial and key statutory appointments are rewarded, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced on Monday.
THE issue of why the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore(GIC) has omitted from its annual reports its annualised nominal returns expressed in Singapore dollars, surfaced in Parliament on Wednesday.