Confident, modern, vibrant, and integrated Malay community

Opening Remarks by Mr K Shanmugam at People’s Association Kopi Talk – Harmony and Resilience Progress of Malay community I will try and cover the progress of the Malay Muslim community, because you’ve got to see where we’ve come. Otherwise you don’t have the context to any other discussion. What is the vision that we want for the Malay Muslim community and what are the challenges? I made similar remarks at an earlier talk to the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP),....

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Reserved Presidency strengthens multiculturalism

In a speech about the Elected Presidency, Minister K Shanmugam reminded the audience that our Presidency used to rotate among races. According to this rotation, we should have had the next Malay President in 1993. But we have not had a Malay president since. We need all races at the apex of government to strengthen and preserve our multiculturalism. This is less likely to happen in an open elected Presidency as people prefer to vote for candidates of their own race.....

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Tribute to Speakers

Speech by A/P Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, SPS, MOE and MSF, at appointment of new Speaker of Parliament   Mr Speaker, Sir. I rise to thank Mdm Halimah Yacob for her contribution as the Speaker to the House and to support the nomination of Mr Tan Chuan-Jin as the upcoming Speaker to the House.   MDM HALIMAH YACOB Many would agree with me, that Mdm Halimah has been a trail-blazer and inspiration to many. Despite describing herself as “ponteng queen”,....

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Train breakdowns, fire safety and hawker centre rentals

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 11th Sep 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) whether LTA is aware of the many complaints regarding real-time updates on the MRT service breakdown for commuters on 28 June 2017; (b) what is being done to address commuters’ need for timely and accurate information; and (c) whether LTA monitors the service standards of MRT train operators on the level of public engagement when there is a service breakdown Answer Supplementary questions: 1.....

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