COS 2022: Singapore Football

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap: Sir, in December last year, our Singapore Lions men’s football team put up a brave fight, in the semi-final of the AFF Suzuki Cup. Although they were down to eight men, they put up a proud fight until the final whistle and could hold their heads up high despite the defeat. The team’sContinue reading “COS 2022: Singapore Football”

COS 2022: Progress of Malay Muslim Community

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): (In Malay): Mr Chairman, over the past decade, the Malay/Muslim community has achieved much progress in both secular and religious fields. We should be proud that the Malay community, through its awareness, determination, drive, effort and hard work, have managed to excel. During this period, we see many more youngContinue reading “COS 2022: Progress of Malay Muslim Community”

COS 2022: Community Disputes Resolution Framework

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song (Aljunied): I would like to seek the Minister’s update on the review of the community dispute management framework, which commenced before last year’s COS. Can the Minister share who the members of the interagency committee conducting this review are and when the review will be completed? How many mediators does theContinue reading “COS 2022: Community Disputes Resolution Framework”

COS 2022: Clarifications on Adult Disability Care

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song (Aljunied): Thank you, Madam. I have some questions on the adult disability care. Is the staff-client ratio of adult disability care facilities lower than that of the teacher-student ratio at SPED schools? And if so, why is there this disparity between the two? Because this is what causes the cliff effectContinue reading “COS 2022: Clarifications on Adult Disability Care”

COS 2022: Clarifications on Poverty Line, Financial Assistance, and Inter-generational Social Mobility

Mr Leon Perera: Thank you, Mr Chairman, Sir. Just three clarifications for Minister Masagos. I will try and keep it short. Firstly, would the Ministry consider the proposal contained in my Budget speech to set a poverty line and measure the number of families, particularly, the number of children, who fall below this line everyContinue reading “COS 2022: Clarifications on Poverty Line, Financial Assistance, and Inter-generational Social Mobility”

COS 2022: Community Link (ComLink)

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap: Sir, MSF had launched the ComLink initiative in 2019, which aims to provide comprehensive, convenient and coordinated support to empower families with children living in rental housing through a proactive outreach and closer case support. I understand that, under ComLink, the Social Service Office (SSO) for each town leads aContinue reading “COS 2022: Community Link (ComLink)”

COS 2022: Exclusion Order for Problem Gambling

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): Sir, in replying to my Parliamentary Question on whether MSF could consider debarring individuals who are under both Self-Exclusion and Family Exclusion Orders under the Casino Control Act from placing bets at Singapore Pools outlets, the Minister had noted that there were several safeguards around betting with SingaporeContinue reading “COS 2022: Exclusion Order for Problem Gambling”

COS 2022: Careline

Mr Pritam Singh: In 2016, MOH rolled out the senior support call centre service, Careline. It was targeted at seniors living alone who could enrol in the service and receive support, medication reminders and tele-befriending, if needed. The Minister for Health last year noted that Careline has supported around 10,000 seniors. I would like toContinue reading “COS 2022: Careline”

COS 2022: COVID-19-related Manpower Recruitment

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): In late June 2021, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced plans to transition to COVID-19 endemicity. While the Minister for Health announced that we would be ready with 1,000 ICU beds, a figure that was subsequently clarified, it remained unclear what the plan was to ramp up ICU bed capacity without theContinue reading “COS 2022: COVID-19-related Manpower Recruitment”

COS 2022: Clarifications on Bus Trunk Services

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song (Aljunied): Sir, for trunk services, if ridership has been low, can we use smaller buses or increase the intervals between buses instead of cutting services? This is for trunk services. And for feeder services, after bus 66 was re-routed, my residents were left with only bus 228 as a feederContinue reading “COS 2022: Clarifications on Bus Trunk Services”