LO Speech at Youth Wing Engagement Session – 3 Sep 2022

President Workers’ Party Youth Wing Nicole Seah, colleagues and friends, Thank you for coming to the Workers’ Party HQ this afternoon for this engagement session organized by the Youth Wing. I recall my own association with the Youth Wing some 12-odd years ago and fondly remember some events we tried to organise. One idea weContinue reading “LO Speech at Youth Wing Engagement Session – 3 Sep 2022”

Commentary: Death penalty for drug trafficking should stay, but certain aspects of drug law can be improved

The death penalty for drug traffickers in Singapore has once again come to the forefront of public discourse, especially online and in the international press. Locally, the range of views are not particularly varied, but arguably both narrow and binary — Singaporeans tend to be either for or against the death penalty. Additional questions likeContinue reading “Commentary: Death penalty for drug trafficking should stay, but certain aspects of drug law can be improved”

SINGAPOREAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT FLAT OWNERS RENTING OUT HDB FLATS FOR PASSIVE INCOME WHILST OWNING PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for National Development of those HDB flat owners who rent out their HDB flats for passive income whilst owning private residential property, how many of them are (i) Singaporeans and (ii) permanent residents as at 31 December 2011 and 31 December 2021 respectively.   Mr Desmond Lee: As at 31 December 2011, aboutContinue reading “SINGAPOREAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT FLAT OWNERS RENTING OUT HDB FLATS FOR PASSIVE INCOME WHILST OWNING PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY”

PLANS TO ENGAGE AND INVOLVE TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS UNDER HEALTHIER SG INITIATIVE

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Health how does the Ministry plan to engage and involve traditional Chinese medicine practitioners under the Healthier SG initiative. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Healthier SG is a significant and transformative national healthcare strategy, requiring many stakeholders and partners to work together to support our residents’ needs.  Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (TCMPs)Continue reading “PLANS TO ENGAGE AND INVOLVE TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS UNDER HEALTHIER SG INITIATIVE”

RELEASE OF RACE-BASED AND/OR COMMUNITY-BASED DATA TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) whether the Government will release race-based and/or community-based data that are shared in closed-door settings with community leaders and groups, to Members of Parliament on a confidential basis if need be; and (b) if not, why. Mr Edwin Tong Chun Fai: Our public agencies make availableContinue reading “RELEASE OF RACE-BASED AND/OR COMMUNITY-BASED DATA TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT”

PROFILES OF LICENSED GAS SERVICE WORKERS AS OF JUNE 2022

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) as of June 2022, how many licensed gas service workers are (i) Singaporeans (ii) permanent residents and (iii) foreigners respectively; (b) of those with such a licence who are non-Singaporeans, what are (i) the top 10 nationalities and (ii) the types of work pass that theyContinue reading “PROFILES OF LICENSED GAS SERVICE WORKERS AS OF JUNE 2022”

PROFILES OF LICENSED ELECTRICAL WORKERS AS OF JUNE 2022

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) as of June 2022, how many licensed electrical workers are (i) Singaporeans (ii) permanent residents and (iii) foreigners respectively; (b) of those with such a licence who are non-Singaporeans, what are (i) the top 10 nationalities and (ii) the type of work pass that they holdContinue reading “PROFILES OF LICENSED ELECTRICAL WORKERS AS OF JUNE 2022”

PROFILES OF LICENSED PLUMBERS AS OF JUNE 2022

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) as of June 2022, how many licensed plumbers are (i) Singaporeans (ii) permanent residents and (iii) foreigners respectively; (b) of those with such a licence who are non-Singaporeans, what are (i) the top 10 nationalities and (ii) the type of work pass that they holdContinue reading “PROFILES OF LICENSED PLUMBERS AS OF JUNE 2022”

NUS Top Guns Forum 2022: Towards our Shared Future – Effective & Constructive Politics

Good evening everyone. Today, I will speak about a key issue in achieving effective and constructive politics. Namely, how to find Singaporeans who are prepared to undertake public service through opposition politics – to have them join as party members, and perhaps even stand as candidates. It is critical that people step up and joinContinue reading “NUS Top Guns Forum 2022: Towards our Shared Future – Effective & Constructive Politics”

FORMAT OF GOVERNMENT’S AFTER-ACTION REVIEW ON COVID-19 AND PLANS TO SHARE REVIEW FINDINGS OR RECOMMENDATIONS

14 Mr Pritam Singh asked the Prime Minister (a) what is the format of the Government’s after-action review (AAR) on COVID-19; and (b) whether it plans to share the AAR’s findings or recommendations with the public. The Minister for Finance (Mr Lawrence Wong) (for the Prime Minister): Mr Speaker, Sir, I am taking this question on behalf of theContinue reading “FORMAT OF GOVERNMENT’S AFTER-ACTION REVIEW ON COVID-19 AND PLANS TO SHARE REVIEW FINDINGS OR RECOMMENDATIONS”