COORDINATION BETWEEN POLICE AND BANKS WHEN SCAMS ARE REPORTED

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Home Affairs for scam cases where it is reported that a phone number has been given for payment purposes via PayNow, whether the Police immediately reaches out to the banks in question to track the bank accounts used and stop further usage of PayNow for the relevant accounts immediatelyContinue reading “COORDINATION BETWEEN POLICE AND BANKS WHEN SCAMS ARE REPORTED”

LOCALLY-SOURCED RAW MATERIALS IN FOOD GROWN UNDER 30-BY-30 GOAL

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment whether the “30 by 30” goal to produce 30% of our local nutritional needs locally takes into account whether the food is grown based on locally-sourced raw materials, including feed and fertilisers. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: The agri-inputs required for the “30 by 30” goal, such as feed,Continue reading “LOCALLY-SOURCED RAW MATERIALS IN FOOD GROWN UNDER 30-BY-30 GOAL”

PUBLICATION OF FINDINGS FROM PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SINGAPORE’S CLIMATE AMBITION

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Prime Minister whether the findings of the Public Consultation on Singapore’s Climate Ambition will be published in full, prior to any formal revision of Singapore’s Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy and 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution, before the end of 2022. Mr Teo Chee Hean (for the Prime Minister): The Public Consultation onContinue reading “PUBLICATION OF FINDINGS FROM PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SINGAPORE’S CLIMATE AMBITION”

REVISION TO AUDIT REQUIREMENTS WITH NEW WORKPLACE SAFETY CODE OF PRACTICE

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Manpower in addition to the introduction of the Workplace Safety Code of Practice for businesses, whether the Ministry will also be reviewing and revising its current audit requirements for workplace safety and health. Dr Tan See Leng: The scope of workplace safety and health (WSH) audits required by MOMContinue reading “REVISION TO AUDIT REQUIREMENTS WITH NEW WORKPLACE SAFETY CODE OF PRACTICE”

SAFE RIDING HABITS FOR STUDENTS USING ACTIVE MOBILITY DEVICES TO GET TO SCHOOL

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport how does the Ministry work with schools to promote safe riding among students who use active mobility devices like bicycles as a mode of transport when going to school and riding through congested or residential areas. Mr S Iswaran: LTA partners schools in promoting safe riding practices amongstContinue reading “SAFE RIDING HABITS FOR STUDENTS USING ACTIVE MOBILITY DEVICES TO GET TO SCHOOL”

SINGAPOREANS REGISTERED AS BEING IN ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, KYRGYZSTAN AND TAJIKISTAN

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) how many Singaporeans are registered as being in (i) Armenia (ii) Azerbaijan (iii) Kyrgyzstan and (iv) Tajikistan respectively; and (b) whether the Ministry is in touch with the respective Singaporeans. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan: On part (a) of the question, as of 2 October 2022, the numberContinue reading “SINGAPOREANS REGISTERED AS BEING IN ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, KYRGYZSTAN AND TAJIKISTAN”

MORE TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS PERSONS AND ROUGH SLEEPERS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether there are any plans to build more transitional shelters for homeless persons and rough sleepers including those for displaced families with no access to other forms of accommodation. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: There are six Transitional Shelters with capacity for about 500Continue reading “MORE TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS PERSONS AND ROUGH SLEEPERS”

SERVICE STANDARDS FOR NON-EMERGENCY OR PRIVATE AMBULANCE SERVICES

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry imposes service standards for the operation of non-emergency or private ambulance services that include waiting times; and (b) if so, what are they. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Ambulance services providing non-emergency conveyances are licensed as Medical Transport Service under the Healthcare Services Act.   LicensingContinue reading “SERVICE STANDARDS FOR NON-EMERGENCY OR PRIVATE AMBULANCE SERVICES”

MEASURES TO ENSURE SAFETY OF BUS STOP USERS FROM CYCLISTS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport what measures are in place to ensure that cyclists do not ride into bus stops or ride in ways that compromise the safety of bus stop users when travelling in close proximity of bus stops. Mr S Iswaran: LTA has been undertaking various infrastructural improvements and public educationContinue reading “MEASURES TO ENSURE SAFETY OF BUS STOP USERS FROM CYCLISTS”

ASEAN’S RESPONSE TO LACK OF PROGRESS ON FIVE-POINT CONSENSUS ON MYANMAR

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) to what extent has the ongoing crisis in Myanmar affected the credibility of ASEAN in promoting peace and stability in the region; and (b) whether ASEAN is considering a joint effort to engage the Myanmar leadership at the highest levels. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked theContinue reading “ASEAN’S RESPONSE TO LACK OF PROGRESS ON FIVE-POINT CONSENSUS ON MYANMAR”