Press Releases

Jan 10, 2012 14:56 SGT Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports Ministry answers questions from Mr Yee Jenn Jong, Non-Constituency Member, on centres that are currently eligible for the Kindergarten Financial Assistance Scheme for low-income families.

Jan 10, 2012 14:52 SGT Ministry of Defence Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen hosted His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, to a visit to Sembawang Air Base (SBAB) this morning. During the visit to SBAB, His Royal Highness viewed a Sikorsky S-70B Naval Helicopter static display and operated the CH-47 Chinook helicopter simulator.

Jan 10, 2012 14:48 SGT Ministry of Defence To ask the Minister for Defence how many National Service (NS) defaulters have been sentenced to imprisonment for defaulting NS over the past three years and whether all NS defaulters will be sentenced to imprisonment.

Jan 10, 2012 14:34 SGT Oxfam Australia Six months since South Sudan’s independence, the world’s newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam said today.

Jan 10, 2012 14:30 SGT Oxfam Australia The reconstruction of earthquake-stricken Haiti has proceeded at “a snail’s pace” leaving more than half a million people still homeless two years later, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

Jan 10, 2012 11:07 SGT Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, Mr S Iswaran will attend the 15th ASEAN Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (ATM-M) in Manado, Indonesia from 11 to 12 January 2012.

Jan 09, 2012 16:54 SGT Ministry of Home Affairs Mr Sitoh Yih Pin: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs in light of the grievous attack on two students at Potong Pasir Avenue 1 on 1 December 2011 (a) what steps are being taken by the enforcement agencies to prevent similar incidents by youths; and (b) what steps are being taken to discourage, address and tackle similar/related incidents involving youths.

Jan 09, 2012 16:50 SGT Ministry of Home Affairs Ms Sylvia Lim: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs in light of the change in the community policing model announced by the Ministry in November 2011 that will be implemented within the next three to five years.

Jan 09, 2012 16:47 SGT Ministry of Home Affairs Mr Hri Kumar Nair: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs in respect of the disciplinary action taken against five officers of the Ministry whose oversight allowed funds to be embezzled at the Ministry, in what manner did the officers fail to discharge their duties and what punishment did each receive.

Jan 09, 2012 16:14 SGT Ministry of Home Affairs Assoc Prof Fatimah Lateef: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs how is the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority investing in new technology for all areas of their work, including biometric identification, so as to adapt to the more sophisticated and high technology environment of today.