Region needs to work together to defeat terrorism

The International Meeting on Counter Terrorism, Bali – Intervention by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law Excellencies, 1. I congratulate General Wiranto on his appointment. 2. Let me first thank Indonesia for organising this Conference, and for the warm hospitality given to all of us. This Conference is important and timely. Terrorism is a clear threat in Southeast Asia. In November 2014, ISIS declared its intention to set up wilayat in Indonesia and the Philippines.....

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What your MPs asked in Parliament on 11th July

INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR FOREIGN MAID LEVY TO SINGLE FEMALES SUPPORTING AGED PARENTS Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: Why is income tax relief for foreign maid levy not extended to single females who are supporting their aged parents? Ministry of Finance (MOF): This relief is to encourage married women to stay in the workforce. Singles can apply for the foreign domestic worker concessionary levy if they have young children, or are living with family members who are aged or have disabilities.....

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Our Household Recycling System is Broken

by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC Singaporean households have a dismal recycling rate of just 19%. This is down from 22% in 2010 and much less than Taiwan’s rate of 55%. Up to half of all items put into the blue recycling bins at every HDB block go to waste. They get contaminated by organic trash like food and soiled diapers, which also attracts rats. I’ve also heard of “karang gunis” going through the bins- and leaving whatever they don’t want on the floor.....

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Sharing and Giving

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Bretton Woods Agreement (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 18/2016] Louis Ng on a recent Parliamentary visit to Zambia Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in full support of this Bill, a Bill that is about the spirit of sharing and giving. Amendments to help lower-income countries The proposed Bretton Woods Agreement Act amendments will provide the Monetary Authority of Singapore or MAS with additional powers to make grants,....

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