ENERGY SUPPLY SITUATION IN SINGAPORE GIVEN GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS SUPPLY

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) what is the Ministry’s updated assessment of the energy supply situation in Singapore for the rest of 2022, in the light of global competition for limited supplies of liquefied natural gas; and (b) whether the Government will consider any further measures to manage the affordability ofContinue reading “ENERGY SUPPLY SITUATION IN SINGAPORE GIVEN GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS SUPPLY”

PRISONERS WHO PASSED AWAY DUE TO OLD AGE OVER LAST FIVE YEARS AND OFFENCES COMMITTED

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) over the last five years, how many prisoners have passed away due to natural causes related to old age; (b) of these prisoners who have passed away, what are the offences committed for their imprisonment; and (c) what is the age of the oldest prisoner currently incarcerated.Continue reading “PRISONERS WHO PASSED AWAY DUE TO OLD AGE OVER LAST FIVE YEARS AND OFFENCES COMMITTED”

EDUCATION AND RESKILLING PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE TO PRISONERS

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Home Affairs regarding education and re-skilling programmes available to prisoners (a) whether there are any capacity constraints for such programmes that result in waiting lists; (b) on what basis are inmates prioritised in the event of capacity limits for these programmes; and (c) whether inmates serving long sentences such asContinue reading “EDUCATION AND RESKILLING PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE TO PRISONERS”

ASSESSMENT OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AS TREATMENT OPTION FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS AND OVERALL HEALTH

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Health (a) what is the Government’s assessment of osteopathic medicine as a treatment option for musculoskeletal problems and overall health; and (b) whether there are any plans to register and regulate osteopaths as allied health professionals in Singapore. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Osteopathic medicine is considered a form of complementary medicineContinue reading “ASSESSMENT OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AS TREATMENT OPTION FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS AND OVERALL HEALTH”

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM RECENT SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE REGARDING GEOPOLITICAL DYNAMICS AND MAINTENANCE OF PEACEFUL RELATIONS IN ASIA

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Defence what are the key takeaways from the recent Shangri-La Dialogue in relation to geopolitical dynamics and the maintenance of peaceful relations in Asia and globally. Dr Ng Eng Hen: As Singapore and MINDEF are host and facilitator, an assessment of the value of the SLD to the international community shouldContinue reading “KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM RECENT SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE REGARDING GEOPOLITICAL DYNAMICS AND MAINTENANCE OF PEACEFUL RELATIONS IN ASIA”

PROPORTION OF COMCARE SHORT-TO-MEDIUM-TERM ASSISTANCE APPLICANTS REJECTED IN LAST THREE MONTHS AND ADJUSTMENT OF THRESHOLD ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) in the last three months, what proportion of applicants for ComCare Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance (SMTA) have been rejected; and (b) in light of higher costs of living, whether the Ministry will consider adjusting the threshold criteria for household eligibility for ComCare SMTA. Mr Masagos Zulkifli BContinue reading “PROPORTION OF COMCARE SHORT-TO-MEDIUM-TERM ASSISTANCE APPLICANTS REJECTED IN LAST THREE MONTHS AND ADJUSTMENT OF THRESHOLD ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA”

DECISION FOR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth how will SportSG use the takeover of the Singapore Sports Hub as an opportunity to develop sports excellence at the junior level, notwithstanding the comparatively low commercial value of junior sports, to grow a broader pipeline of future high-performance athletes and sports champions. MsContinue reading “DECISION FOR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB”

CONSIDERATIONS IN SINGAPORE’S ABSTENTION IN SUSPENSION OF RUSSIA’S MEMBERSHIP IN UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

67 Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs whether he can elaborate on the considerations that led to Singapore recording an abstention on the United Nations General Assembly vote on 7 April 2022 concerning the suspension of the rights of membership of the Russian Federation in the United Nations Human Rights Council. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan: Russia’s invasionContinue reading “CONSIDERATIONS IN SINGAPORE’S ABSTENTION IN SUSPENSION OF RUSSIA’S MEMBERSHIP IN UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL”

EASING OF COVID-19 RULES AND IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON PATIENT TREATMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Health (a) in light of the easing of the COVID-19 safe management measures,whether community mask-off events such as temple dinners where food is served will be allowed; and (b) if so, under what conditions. Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health given a 7% increase in the age-standardised death rate inContinue reading “EASING OF COVID-19 RULES AND IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON PATIENT TREATMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM”

ENABLE FAMILIES HOLDING FUNERAL WAKES TO SERVE CATERED FOOD AND DRINKS TO VISITORS

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment in view of the continuing re-calibration and relaxation of the COVID-19 control measures, whether the Government will enable families holding funeral wakes to serve catered food and drinks to visitors. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: Funeral events are not subjected to Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures to allowContinue reading “ENABLE FAMILIES HOLDING FUNERAL WAKES TO SERVE CATERED FOOD AND DRINKS TO VISITORS”