Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6 Jan 2020
1) To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth with regard to the massive traffic jams caused during the 2019 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon held from 29 November to 1 December 2019
(a) on what grounds have the road closure and diversion plans been approved;
(b) whether consideration has been given to the three other major events happening downtown that weekend; and (c) how does the Ministry intend to review and enhance regulations and requirements for such future events.
2) To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth
(a) whether the Ministry has conducted a comparative review of the issues and disruptions that arose from the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) 2019 held from 29 November to 1 December 2019 in the evening for
the first time, against previous years;
(b) what are the learning points;
(c) whether the Ministry anticipates any inconvenience to individuals near the SCSM 2020 event venue; and
(d) whether any changes will be introduced to SCSM 2020 and similar events to mitigate the problems caused by SCSM 2019.
3) To ask the Minister for National Development
(a) what is the population trend of mynas in Yishun in the past three years;
(b) what are the findings and results of the tree fogging pilot project in 2016 to deter mynas in Yishun;
(c) how does the Ministry enforce the laws against birdfeeding and, to date, how many perpetrators have been penalised; and
(d) what other measures are being deployed to deter or reduce the myna population in Yishun.
4) To ask the Minister for Health (a) over the past three years, what is the average duration taken to process appeals by persons who wish to draw from their MediSave accounts beyond the annual withdrawal limit;
(b) what are the common reasons for those unsuccessful appeals; and
(c) whether there have been appeals by similar persons for consecutive years and, if so, how are these appeals managed.
5) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) what percentage of non-residential buildings in Singapore are currently not Green Mark certified;
(b) whether there is a system for end users and the public to provide feedback on buildings that have their air-conditioning set to temperatures lower than necessary; and
(c) how does the Ministry engage these building owners on their building’s ambient air temperatures.