ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE PRUDENT BIDDING OF MOTORCYCLE COES

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just a question for the Senior Minister of State, in view of the reply to the hon Member Ms Mariam Jaafar. In the last decade, I understand LTA had allowed for the transfer of up to 25% of COEs originally put aside for Cat D motorcycles andContinue reading “ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE PRUDENT BIDDING OF MOTORCYCLE COES”

INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE LEVERAGED ON GLOBAL INVESTOR PROGRAMME TO QUALIFY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just a quick question to the Minister of State vis-a-vis her response to the hon Member Mr Yip. For the GIP individuals who are PRs, does EDB or the Ministry track how many of them transit to being citizens in view of her reply to Mr Yip’sContinue reading “INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE LEVERAGED ON GLOBAL INVESTOR PROGRAMME TO QUALIFY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY”

FACTORS IN DETERMINATION OF VALUE OF LAND FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development in determining the value of land that will be used to build HDB BTO flats (a) what is the differential that the Chief Valuer applies to land used for public housing compared to that for private housing; and (b) whether the private housing land use comparablesContinue reading “FACTORS IN DETERMINATION OF VALUE OF LAND FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING”

BANKRUPTCY OF CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING PLATFORM FTX AND IMPACT ON SINGAPORE’S FINANCIAL MARKETS, REGULATION OF SUCH ASSET CLASS AND STRATEGIES OF SINGAPORE’S INVESTMENT ENTITIES

9 Ms He Ting Ru asked the Prime Minister (a) whether MAS will consider leading a specific study into the regulatory lessons to be learnt from the collapse of cryptocurrency exchanges such as Terra and FTX; and (b) whether there needs to be tighter requirements to ensure the stability of regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in Singapore. 10 Mr Dennis TanContinue reading “BANKRUPTCY OF CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING PLATFORM FTX AND IMPACT ON SINGAPORE’S FINANCIAL MARKETS, REGULATION OF SUCH ASSET CLASS AND STRATEGIES OF SINGAPORE’S INVESTMENT ENTITIES”

LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) what are the main reasons behind the long waiting times for admission at some restructured hospitals’ emergency departments in recent weeks; and (b) what are the measures the Ministry is taking to reduce waiting time especially for patients with higher acuity conditions. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Sir,Continue reading “LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS”

IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Sir, just a quick question. What is the backlog waiting time now for rental flat allocation? Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim: I thank the Member for his question. As we shared in the answer to the September Parliamentary Question, the waiting time is about eight months. Ministry of National Development7Continue reading “IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA”

SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister of State. She mentioned earlier that the number has been stable. Can I just enquire from the Minister of State what is that number, particularly, for the last year? Ms Gan Siow Huang: The number of students that require mental healthContinue reading “SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND”

EFFORTS TO GROW MANPOWER TALENT FOR KEY SECTORS AND TO GROOM LOCAL PIPELINE

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Manpower (a) for organisations that have made job postings on the Government’s MyCareersFuture portal, whether they are required to notify the Ministry on the outcome of a job posting when it is subsequently delisted or when the role is filled; (b) if so, do the numbers suggest thatContinue reading “EFFORTS TO GROW MANPOWER TALENT FOR KEY SECTORS AND TO GROOM LOCAL PIPELINE”

DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL TEACHERS

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister, in regard to his original reply where he stated that there were 1,600 SPED teachers, if I heard him correctly. Can I just confirm with the Minister whether that number includes the allied educators, who are an integral part of the SPEDContinue reading “DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL TEACHERS”

STRENGTHENING SINGAPORE’S POSITION AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR TALENT

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Sir, the Sunday Times yesterday carried a two-page story on the new ONE Pass. It quoted a sustainability recruiter, one Greg Brittain, as saying and I quote, “The solution is not simply to import more talent. It needs to be a combination of upscaling and developing localContinue reading “STRENGTHENING SINGAPORE’S POSITION AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR TALENT”