SINGAPORE PARLIAMENT

Phase 3 could last for a year or more: Gan

PHASE Three of Singapore's reopening could last for more than a year, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Wednesday, replying to a question from Tampines Member of Parliament Cheng...

Phase Three of Singapore's reopening could last for a year or more: Gan

PHASE Three of Singapore's reopening could last for more than a year, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Wednesday, in response to a question from Tampines Member of Parliament...

Growth, jobs, and fiscal matters main themes of debate as MPs highlight areas of concern

AS ECONOMIC reopening continues amid the Covid-19 pandemic, pilot schemes - safe cruises, for instance - will help businesses adapt and let Singapore play a role in setting global standards, said...

Parliament: 5-person limit for gatherings could be removed, but all must cooperate to keep guard up

Allowing larger groups to meet would allow bigger families or groups of friends to meet and have meals together, Mr Gan said.

Firms to get up to S$30,000 for each new worker if they hire more locals in next 6 months

FIRMS which hire more locals in the next six months stand to get up to S$15,000 for each worker under 40 years old, and up to S$30,000 for each aged 40 and up.

Self-employed income relief expected to cost S$2b in total, above original S$1.2b estimate

THE Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme is expected to cost S$2 billion in total with the disbursement of the third and final tranche in October, far more than the original S$1.2 billion set...

5,280 Singaporeans retrenched in first half of 2020: Josephine Teo

IN THE first half of 2020, 5,280 Singapore citizens were retrenched, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Friday, responding to a question from Workers' Party MP He Ting Ru.

400 firms on watchlist for foreign hiring practices, but not productive to name: Josephine Teo

ABOUT 400 companies are on the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) watchlist for reasons related to foreign hiring practices, but it would be counter-productive to name these firms instead of...

Minimum wage, sharp words and no easy answers

WHAT'S clear enough is the common goal across the political divide to uplift poorer Singaporeans. What's clearly in contest is how to get there, and resolution is unlikely to come anytime soon....

Discuss minimum-wage idea now, even if it's to be implemented later: Jamus Lim

WHILE the current crisis might not necessarily be an ideal time to implement a minimum wage, the topic is worth discussing now, to prepare for rolling out such a policy in the future, Workers' Party...

PM Lee, Pritam in lively exchange over citizens' use of the vote and the reserves

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh had a spirited debate in Parliament on Tuesday following Mr Lee's rhetorical question of how much longer can Singaporeans...