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 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: PSLE Benchmark for Full-time Madrasah

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): Sir, when the Compulsory Education Act was implemented in 2003, MOE implemented a minimum academic benchmark for madrasah students, requiring them to attain a PSLE aggregate higher than the average PSLE aggregate score of Malay students in the six-lowest performing national Primary schools. It was deemed necessary for madrasah students to meetContinue reading “COS 2022: PSLE Benchmark for Full-time Madrasah”

COS 2022: GST on Water Conservation Tax

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): I am dismayed that the Government will be going ahead with the rise in the GST. My main concern is with the impact on the lower-income households. I note the Government’s explanation that assistance will be provided to this segment of society via various schemes. Nonetheless, I believe any additionalContinue reading “COS 2022: GST on Water Conservation Tax”

Debate on Annual Budget Statement 2022

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): Sir, there are two parts to my speech. First, I will cover the topic of a caring and inclusive society, which I will deliver in English. For the second part, I will speak on a couple of issues related to the Malay/Muslim community in Malay. Sir, the constantContinue reading “Debate on Annual Budget Statement 2022”