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Parliament Highlights – 5 June 2020

Staff of elderly daycare centres to get tested for COVID-19 Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor announced that…
05 Jun 2020 • 3 min read
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Singapore’s strong response to COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 has become the global crisis of this generation and the four Budgets put forth by the…
05 Jun 2020 • 2 min read
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Singapore should still celebrate NDP amid Covid-19, not allow ‘despair’ to prevail: Ng Eng Hen

Singapore should celebrate this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) even amid the difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, “and indeed…
05 Jun 2020 • 2 min read
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Government has always been open and transparent with Singaporeans: Chee Hong Tat

Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat stressed that the Government has always been open and…
05 Jun 2020 • 2 min read
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Risk of resurgence in COVID-19 cases if Singapore reopens too quickly

There is a real risk of resurgence in COVID-19 cases or clusters in Singapore if too many activities resume too…
04 Jun 2020 • 2 min read
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NTUC will continue preserving and creating jobs: Ng Chee Meng

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Job Security Council has matched more than 10,000 workers to new jobs since its…
04 Jun 2020 • 2 min read
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Employers that ‘disguise retrenchments’ may face penalties: Josephine Teo

Companies found to have "disguised their retrenchments" might have their Jobs Support Scheme wage subsidies and work pass privileges revoked, Minister…
04 Jun 2020 • < 1 min read
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Fortitude Budget: Protecting livelihoods and helping businesses

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the fourth round of support measures to help businesses and…
26 May 2020 • 3 min read
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New legislation for remote marriage solemnisation

Parliament passed new legislation facilitate remote marriage solemnisations on 5 May 2020. Under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures for Solemnisation and…
05 May 2020 • < 1 min read
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Parliament Highlights – 5 May 2020

More ComCare applications in April Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee shared that Social service offices have exercised…
05 May 2020 • 4 min read
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Evaluation for Direct Admission Exercise tweaked

Despite the COVID-19 situation, the Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise for this year will proceed with some adjustments to its…
05 May 2020 • < 1 min read
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S Iswaran: Important to verify information before sharing it

Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran said in Parliament that Government agencies have clarified about 40 instances of fake…
05 May 2020 • < 1 min read
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Homeless and rough sleepers provided with shelter and assistance

Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee said more than 300 people have sought shelters and assistance during the…
05 May 2020 • < 1 min read
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Support schemes extended to help Singaporeans and businesses

DPM Heng: No one will be denied support Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat shared in Parliament that adult permanent…
04 May 2020 • < 1 min read
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Singapore must have a system in place to reopen safely

The Government will consider a number of factors when making a decision to ease the circuit breaker measures, said Health…
04 May 2020 • 3 min read
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$1 billion paid out to over 100,000 self-employed individuals

By end of May, the Self-Employed Person (SEP) Income Relief Scheme will have paid out close to $1 billion of…
04 May 2020 • 2 min read
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More income relief for lower-wage workers during Covid-19 crisis, says Zaqy Mohamad

Half the workforce will get help from the Short-Term Relief Fund during the coronavirus pandemic. Announcing the increased support in Parliament…
07 Apr 2020 • < 1 min read
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Two initiatives to help S’pore economy build social resilience post Covid-19 crisis

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced two new initiatives to help build up Singapore's resilience, both economically and socially…
07 Apr 2020 • < 1 min read
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Best response to Covid-19 pandemic is to build resilience in economy and society

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said the best response to the Covid-19 pandemic is to build up resilience in…
07 Apr 2020 • 1 min read
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Resilience Budget to help Singaporeans

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a $48 billion Resilience Budget to help Singaporeans weather through…
26 Mar 2020 • 3 min read
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