Progress of Malay/Muslim Community

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): Mr Chairman, in Malay please. (In Malay): Mr Chairman, I would like to seek clarification as well as share a suggestion on some matters related to the Malay-Muslim community. The first is about the Community Leaders Forum (CLF). The CLF was formed in October 2003. The objective of theContinue reading “Progress of Malay/Muslim Community”

Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): Sir, I have made several calls in this Chamber to have the Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS) made available to Singapore students from less privileged families who attend kindergartens apart from the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s and that run by anchored operators. However, the situation remains.  As oneContinue reading “Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme”

Public Bus Connectivity

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): Madam, I have received feedback from my Kaki Bukit residents requesting for enhancement of the public bus services serving my ward covering namely, Bedok North Street 3 and partially Bedok North Avenue 1, 2 and 3.  Currently Kaki Bukit ward is being served by bus services 225G, 225W, 137Continue reading “Public Bus Connectivity”

Financial Assistance Scheme

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): MOE’s Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) aims to provide financial support to Singapore students, from the low-income households studying in the public schools or public-funded schools. Sir, I am of the view the FAS also be accessible to the following two groups of less privileged students. First, students of the sixContinue reading “Financial Assistance Scheme”

Edusave Award

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): MOE’s Edusave Award is a recognition to Singaporean students who have demonstrated good character, leadership, conduct, learning disposition and academic performance. However, I note that Singaporean students who are studying in the full-time madrasahs are not eligible for the Edusave Award. This is because of the full-time madrasahs’Continue reading “Edusave Award”

PUBLICATION OF FINDINGS OF INVESTIGATION INTO INDIVIDUAL ALLEGEDLY PROMULGATING DEVIANT TEACHINGS

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs whether the Ministry will make public the findings of the Police investigation into an individual allegedly promulgating deviant teachings, upon its completion. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: The authorities will share its findings with the public afterContinue reading “PUBLICATION OF FINDINGS OF INVESTIGATION INTO INDIVIDUAL ALLEGEDLY PROMULGATING DEVIANT TEACHINGS”

Children Development Account

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap (Aljunied): Sir, the Child Development Account (CDA) was introduced in April 2001. The objective is to assist parents to lighten their financial commitment in raising children. The CDA scheme consists of two components: First Step Grant and Government co-matching. In this year’s Budget Statement, it was announced that thereContinue reading “Children Development Account”

NUMBER OF SHORT-LEASE 2-ROOM FLEXI FLATS AND COMMUNITY CARE APARTMENTS LAUNCHED IN PAST FIVE YEARS

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for National Development (a) in each of the past five years, how many (i) short-lease 2-room Flexi flats and (ii) Community Care Apartments has HDB launched for sale; (b) how many persons have applied for these flats; (c) how many persons are unsuccessful; (d) what are theContinue reading “NUMBER OF SHORT-LEASE 2-ROOM FLEXI FLATS AND COMMUNITY CARE APARTMENTS LAUNCHED IN PAST FIVE YEARS”

NUMBER OF 4-ROOM OR LARGER HDB FLATS OCCUPIED BY SINGLE PERSONS OR COUPLES OVER 55 YEARS OLD

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for National Development how many HDB flats which are 4-room or larger are currently occupied by only single persons or couples who are over the age of 55 years. Mr Desmond Lee: As at November 2022, the number of 4-room or larger flats that are occupied by only singleContinue reading “NUMBER OF 4-ROOM OR LARGER HDB FLATS OCCUPIED BY SINGLE PERSONS OR COUPLES OVER 55 YEARS OLD”

REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY INCOME THRESHOLD FOR TERTIARY TUITION FEE SUBSIDY SCHEME GIVEN COST-OF-LIVING INFLATION

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs whether there is a plan to perform a review of the eligibility income threshold for the Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy scheme in light of the cost-of-living inflation. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: The Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS)Continue reading “REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY INCOME THRESHOLD FOR TERTIARY TUITION FEE SUBSIDY SCHEME GIVEN COST-OF-LIVING INFLATION”