Minister and residents get haircuts together

Getting a haircut for Chinese New Year? Might be a simple errand for you, but some residents can’t afford it or can’t get to the salon without help. On 8 Jan 2017, some Chong Pang residents, including those from low-income households, had their hair cut for free. With the help of nine volunteer hairdressers, they emerged feeling more confident and ready to face the new year. Some of the younger kids got their ‘back to school’....

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On the ball for charity

Madam Ong Chiah is already 85 and has a weak heart. But she’s still taking care of her son, Mr Lim Sze Peng. Sze Peng suffered a heart attack and stroke ten years ago, and needs help to walk, eat and bathe. The Lims have no source of income. Even though they get help from the Government and their local MP, they still worry about their daily and medical expenses. Enter Mediacorp’s “Hearts & Hugs’’ fund raising programme.....

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Minister Shanmugam questions WP proposal

Minister K Shanmugam pointed out why the Workers’ Party’s proposal to replace the elected President would not work. During the Parliamentary debates about the elected Presidency, the Workers’ Party proposed to replace the President with an elected eight-member Senate. When Minister Shanmugam asked them how to avoid gridlock in the Senate, WP’s Pritam Singh changed the proposal to a nine-member Senate. When the Minister further queried about the criteria for the Senate, the WP said the criteria would be the same as for the elected President.....

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Prevent trial by public opinion

Second Reading Speech by Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill on 15 Aug 2016 Madam Speaker, 1 I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a Second Time”. I. Introduction 2 Madam Speaker, this Bill seeks to set out in statutory form the law of contempt; and the processes in enforcing the law. 3 In my speech, I will deal with the need to set out the laws in written form.....

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