COS 2022: MediSave Payments for Mental Illnesses

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairman, COVID-19 has impacted our mental health too. An IMH study last year found that 13% of the participants reported symptoms of increased anxiety and depression. But 81.8% of participants said that they will be willing to seek professional help. I am therefore concerned that the current MediSave capContinue reading “COS 2022: MediSave Payments for Mental Illnesses”

COS 2022: Safe and Responsible Riding

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Thank you, Mr Chairman. In the past half a year or possibly longer, I have noted from media websites that the authorities have been regularly conducting operations to promote safe riding efforts by cyclists and Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) users. And according to news, media reports or the LTA Facebook page,Continue reading “COS 2022: Safe and Responsible Riding”

COS 2022: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairman, I return to the issue of lift upgrading for the six blocks of HDB flats in Hougang SMC where there are still certain units which do not have the same floor access to lift and this is a very real issue affecting a number of my residents. WeContinue reading “COS 2022: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading”

COS 2022: Green Transition in Last-mile Logistics

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): The increase in our green ambitions require us to look at emerging trends last mile logistics. Online retail sales have averaged 13.5% in total retail sales in Singapore in 2021, compared to an average of 5.4% of retail sales between 2018 and 2019. This has meant great convenience toContinue reading “COS 2022: Green Transition in Last-mile Logistics”

COS 2022: Maritime Decarbonisation and Bunkering

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang):  Mr Chairman, I declare my interest as a maritime lawyer. In August 2021, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) was set up by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and six partner maritime organisations and companies to, I quote, “Support decarbonisation of the maritime industry toContinue reading “COS 2022: Maritime Decarbonisation and Bunkering”

COS 2022: Challenges in the Aviation Industry

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Thank you, Chairman. In the last few months, there appears to be some lamentation over the slow recovery of the Asia Pacific aviation industry from the pandemic amidst Government restrictions. According to figures released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for October last year. travel in the AsiaContinue reading “COS 2022: Challenges in the Aviation Industry”

COS 2022: Fossil Fuel Industry

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Extending from my Budget debate speech earlier this week, I wish to highlight the need for a Just Transition for the manpower currently within the petrolchemicals industry otherwise known as the energy and chemicals industry. While Singapore is accelerating the green transition, we must not forget that there are aroundContinue reading “COS 2022: Fossil Fuel Industry”

COS 2022: Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairman, Singapore and the United States (US) have been close partners in support of the rules-based economic and security order within our region since our Independence. A recent example of how we have assisted in the area of security is our offer of military planes to help withContinue reading “COS 2022: Indo-Pacific Economic Framework”

COS 2022: SAF Training and Combat Readiness

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Thank you, Mr Chairman. In the last two years COVID-19 has affected virtually all aspects of our lives. It has affected our workplaces, businesses, public offices, schools, events and many other areas. SAF and military training have not been spared too. SAF had to overcome the challenges which COVID-19Continue reading “COS 2022: SAF Training and Combat Readiness”

Debate on Annual Budget Statement 2022

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Speaker, Budget 2022 is a step in the right direction, in many ways. Even as the Workers’ Party disagrees with the key proposal of the GST hike. In my speech, I would like to talk about a carbon tax, our transitions in the petrochemicals and industry and transport, beforeContinue reading “Debate on Annual Budget Statement 2022”