RESILIENCY OF NUCLEAR FISSION AND NUCLEAR FUSION REACTORS IN THE EVENT OF WAR

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Trade and Industry whether nuclear fission small modular reactors and nuclear fusion reactors which are considered by EMA as potential future sources of green energy will be resilient in the event of war and unlikely to cause a nuclear accident even if subject to military attack. Mr GanContinue reading “RESILIENCY OF NUCLEAR FISSION AND NUCLEAR FUSION REACTORS IN THE EVENT OF WAR”

EFFORTS AT RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SINGAPORE’S NATIONAL INTERESTS WITH REGARD TO RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT AND COUNTERING MISINFORMATION

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Communications and Information (a) what is being done to increase public education and enhance awareness of Singapore’s national interests with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Singapore’s relations with the US and China; and (b) whether the Ministry has considered (i) pushing out factual information on the situationContinue reading “EFFORTS AT RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SINGAPORE’S NATIONAL INTERESTS WITH REGARD TO RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT AND COUNTERING MISINFORMATION”

IMPACT OF RECENT GLOBAL EVENTS ON COSTS OF DAILY NECESSITIES AND GOODS AND SUPPORT MEASURES FOR NEEDY SINGAPOREANS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Finance what studies has the Ministry conducted so far to examine how the costs of daily necessities and goods in Singapore will be impacted by recent global events such as rising commodity prices, rising global inflation, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. 30 Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked theContinue reading “IMPACT OF RECENT GLOBAL EVENTS ON COSTS OF DAILY NECESSITIES AND GOODS AND SUPPORT MEASURES FOR NEEDY SINGAPOREANS”

RESPONSE TO OPINION LEADERS WHO TRANSMIT PARTLY FALSE INFORMATION WHICH MAY UNDERMINE SINGAPORE’S FOREIGN POLICY POSITIONS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs how does the Government intend to respond to Singaporean key opinion leaders who express or transmit partly false information that can potentially undermine Singapore’s foreign policy positions. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan: In this digital age, the spread of misinformation that sows fear, suspicion and discord in a populationContinue reading “RESPONSE TO OPINION LEADERS WHO TRANSMIT PARTLY FALSE INFORMATION WHICH MAY UNDERMINE SINGAPORE’S FOREIGN POLICY POSITIONS”

AGE-APPROPRIATE DISCUSSIONS IN SCHOOLS FOR COMPLEX FOREIGN POLICY AND SECURITY ISSUES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Education to what extent are teachers engaging students to discuss with them, in age-appropriate ways, the positions Singapore has taken on complex foreign policy and security issues like the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Singapore’s relations with the US and China and hostile information campaigns targeted at Singapore’s population. Mr ChanContinue reading “AGE-APPROPRIATE DISCUSSIONS IN SCHOOLS FOR COMPLEX FOREIGN POLICY AND SECURITY ISSUES”

PERCENTAGES OF PRESCHOOLS PROVIDING DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT-LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAMME AND INCLUSIVE SUPPORT PROGRAMME

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) what is the current percentage of preschools that provide the Development Support-Learning Support programmes for children with special needs; (b) what is the current percentage of preschools that provide the Inclusive Support Programme to integrate early childhood and early intervention services at preschoolsContinue reading “PERCENTAGES OF PRESCHOOLS PROVIDING DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT-LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAMME AND INCLUSIVE SUPPORT PROGRAMME”

ASSESSMENT OF USE OF NON-MRNA COVID-19 VACCINES IN WIDER POPULATION

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) what are the considerations for not making the Sinovac-CoronaVac and Sinopharm vaccines generally available to children and adolescents, except adolescents who are not medically eligible for the Pfizer-BionNTech/Comirnaty vaccine; and (b) whether the Ministry has plans to make at least one non-mRNA vaccine generally available toContinue reading “ASSESSMENT OF USE OF NON-MRNA COVID-19 VACCINES IN WIDER POPULATION”

AMOUNT AND BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS DISBURSED TO TOWN COUNCILS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFE MANAGEMENT MEASURES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development in each of the Financial Years in 2019, 2020 and 2021 (a) what was the total amount of funding allocated to Town Councils (TCs) for the implementation of safe management measures; (b) what was the total amount of claims from TCs submitted to the Ministry; (c)Continue reading “AMOUNT AND BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS DISBURSED TO TOWN COUNCILS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFE MANAGEMENT MEASURES”

ANNUAL PERCENTAGE OF RECYCLABLE WASTE PROCESSED AT MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITIES IN PAST THREE YEARS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment in the past three years what is the annual percentage of (i) recyclable waste processed at materials recovery facilities but not exported that are ultimately treated as general waste and (ii) recyclable waste reused as materials for new products. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: TheContinue reading “ANNUAL PERCENTAGE OF RECYCLABLE WASTE PROCESSED AT MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITIES IN PAST THREE YEARS”

UPDATE ON TEMPORARY ELECTRICITY CONTRACTING SUPPORT SCHEME AND IMPACT OF EXIT OF ELECTRICITY RETAILERS ON SMES AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) what is the Ministry’s assessment of the effect of the exit of various electricity retailers in 2021 on the electricity bills of small and medium enterprises (SMEs); and (b) how is the Government monitoring or managing the capacity of the remaining retailers so as toContinue reading “UPDATE ON TEMPORARY ELECTRICITY CONTRACTING SUPPORT SCHEME AND IMPACT OF EXIT OF ELECTRICITY RETAILERS ON SMES AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE”