COS 2021: Challenges Facing our Aviation Industry

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairman, Singapore’s Aviation industry has been one of the hardest hit industry in this pandemic, given the sector’s complete dependence on international travel. With the resurgence of COVID-19 in many regions of the world, as well as the emergence of new and more contagious COVID-19 strains, the outlook forContinue reading “COS 2021: Challenges Facing our Aviation Industry”

COS 2021: Safe Use of Park Connectors

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Two years ago, I filed a cut with MND on the safe use of park connectors. I said that, depending on locations, the park connectors can be busy places and well used by many people for recreational purposes, as well as for commuters getting to or from nearby MRTContinue reading “COS 2021: Safe Use of Park Connectors”

COS 2021: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Last month, the Minister for National Development replied to my Parliamentary Question (PQ), informing me that there are 150 HDB blocks which are not eligible for the Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP), blocks where there are still residents who do not have same floor access to lifts, that there is noContinue reading “COS 2021: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading”

COS 2021: Plastic and Styrofoam Materials

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mdm Chairperson, with Singaporeans increasingly aware of the need to be environmentally conscious, we should bolster our fight against the use of plastics. In the Green Plan, one of the key pillars is sustainable living, where policies will be geared towards propelling us into a zero-waste nation powered by aContinue reading “COS 2021: Plastic and Styrofoam Materials”

COS 2021: Verifying Qualifications of Pass Holders

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairman, while the Workers’ Party welcomes the recent tightening of work pass requirements, there remains a need to review other aspects of these requirements. One aspect is the issue of unaccredited certifications, which has been in the news again of late. Holders of certificates from degree mills and unaccreditedContinue reading “COS 2021: Verifying Qualifications of Pass Holders”

COS 2021: Relationship with US and China

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: Singapore’s foreign policy towards the US and China has been one where we have reiterated that we do not wish to choose sides and want to retain the ability to make choices for ourselves. Our Prime Minister has even implored both Beijing and Washington to stabilise the US-China relationship andContinue reading “COS 2021: Relationship with US and China”

COS 2021: Myanmar Coup

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: Thank you. Mr Chairman, Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan recently responded to questions on the situation in Myanmar. Following the coup by the Tatmadaw. He stated that an escalation of the situation will have serious consequences for both Myanmar and the region. Indeed, reports that developments remain highly fluid contraryContinue reading “COS 2021: Myanmar Coup”

COS 2021: Option for PIN-only Bank Cards

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairperson, there has been a concerted effort to educate and encourage all seniors to go digital. While such projects, like Seniors Go Digital and Hawkers Go Digital, are highly commendable, there must be the awareness of the gap between the availability of technology and the people using it. ContactlessContinue reading “COS 2021: Option for PIN-only Bank Cards”