Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6 Aug 2018
Dr Lee Bee Wah also asked about how Singaporeans can safeguard their sensitive accounts after their IC numbers were revealed in the cyberattack on SingHealth. Minister S Iswaran replied that sensitive transactions all have 2FA (2-factor authentication) so just the IC information will not be enough to access it. To be extra safe, if citizens have any accounts that use their IC number as the username or password, they should try to change them.
1. To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) whether he can update the House on the Ministry’s review on the regulations of private-hire car services with a view to differentiate the tax regime between taxi drivers and part-time hire drivers;
(b) whether the minimum mileage clocking is one of the areas under review to differentiate the two categories of drivers; and
(c) when is the review expected to be completed.
2. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) what is the standard protocol for NEA to handle feedback about smokers smoking in prohibited areas; and
(b) where there is no pictorial evidence and NEA is unable to catch the culprit red-handed, what other measures are taken to ensure that culprits will be apprehended especially those who have had multiple reports made against them in residential areas.
3. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) in the past three years, how effectively are firms meeting water efficiency benchmarks;
(b) whether PUB will work closely with those that fail to achieve the benchmarks to help them reduce water wastage;
(c) what is the status of the industry consultation on water efficiency practices; and (d) what else is the Ministry doing to keep water consumption manageable.
4. To ask the Minister for Education
(a) how many special needs children of school-going age are there currently;
(b) how many of these children are enrolled in a school;
(c) whether schools with places for special needs children can be made more accessible in heartland locations; and
(d) what is being done to ensure that each child has a place in a school appropriate for the child’s specific needs.
5. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development
(a) whether there are education institutions in Singapore for special needs youths of age 18 and above and, if not, whether there are plans to set up such an institution; and
(b) for those special needs youths who cannot find employment at that age, what options are available to them.