SINGAPOREANS above 55 who need to withdraw money from their Central Provident Fund (CPF) accounts more than the one time allowed annually can now appeal to do so.
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Some 450,000 workers will now get more protection by a key piece of labour law that spells out minimum employment standards that firms must follow.
The percentage of women in Singapore's Parliament is better compared to a decade ago and it is more important to anchor political representation on meritocracy rather than impose gender quotas, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and Family Development Low Yen Ling said on Tuesday.
About 2,600 Employment Passes (EPs) were not renewed in the first half of this year, said Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in Parliament on Tuesday.
Since aggressive cooling measures to deter foreigners from buying Singapore property were implemented, their numbers have fallen to 330 in the third quarter of this year, making up 7 per cent of private property transactions.
The Government may increase funding for legal aid in non-capital criminal cases, by giving more money to groups that run pro bono legal aid programmes.
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).
THE Government will relook the taxi fare structure to make it simpler and easier to compare across cab operators, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo.
Mobile operators here may be required to maintain two separate sets of core network equpiment to make sure that there are back-ups in case of an outage.
Any change to public transport fares is set to take place only in the first half of next year, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said on Monday.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given the green light for Mr Christopher de Souza, a Member of Parliament for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, to introduce a Private Member's Bill which seeks to fight human trafficking.
The Government has accepted all the recommendations made by the Fare Review Mechanism Committee last week, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew told Parliament on Monday.
The well-known Cedar Girls' Secondary School track will make way for the new Bidadari estate.