Advisor for Nee Soon East Patrick Tay attended a Racial Harmony Day celebration with the children, families and staff of PCF Nee Soon East. They had plenty of fun playing traditional games and also participated in a scavenger hunt.
Motorcycle COEs, scams and special needs employment
Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 10 Sep 2018
1. To ask the Minister for Transport in light of the high prices of motorcycle COEs in recent biddings
(a) whether the Ministry is concerned about the COE increase;
(b) whether there is any market manipulation or any party who is keeping the COE prices up;
(c) who bid for the nearly 400 bids that came in during the last moment before the tender closed at 4pm on 8 August 2018;….
Careshield Life premiums solely used for S’poreans
Parliamentary Questions from Henry Kwek on 10 Sep 2018
1. To ask the Minister for Health
(a) whether Careshield Life is subjected to the Insurance Act; and
(b) if not, how will the Government ensure that the premiums collected are properly managed and payouts made available when claims arise.
MOH replied that government plans to set up a CareShield Life Fund. All CareShield Life premiums collected, along with any investment returns from these premiums, will remain entirely within the Fund…..
Microbeads, disease costs and starting salaries
Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 10 Sep 2018
1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) whether the Ministry monitors the amounts of microbeads in reservoirs, tap water, and discharge into the ocean;
(b) what percentage of microbeads is removed during the water treatment process; and
(c) whether the Ministry will consider banning cosmetics that contain microbeads.
2. To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) when will the Ministry make public the full findings of the animal monitoring programme conducted at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve,….