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He is known for his calm, even-tempered and Zen-like demeanour. Yesterday, Minister Khaw Boon Wan was less so.
He called Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim “self-righteous” and “arrogant”.
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Member of Parliament (MP) Gan Thiam Poh (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC) said he has come across some Singaporeans who are asking if there are enough foreign workers here to look after Singaporeans and build their flats.
The need to ensure every child has a shot in life was something that Education Minister Heng Swee Keat touched on in Parliament on Wednesday.
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For the past five decades, Mr Zakaria Abdul, 77, has been looking after his five children who have Down syndrome.
His wife died in 2000 from complications due to diabetes. She was 69.
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Prevent the formation of foreign worker enclaves in HDB estates. Limit the number of foreign workers to 10 per cent of flats per block.
Implementing a minimum wage and "socialising" childcare were some of the out-of-the-box ideas from MPs in Parliament on Wednesday.
Australia and Malaysia were used as examples by two Members of Parliament (MP) on how to keep housing affordable.
The Population White Paper debate has generated much lively debate in Parliament.
So far, one Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP), Mr Laurence Lien, and nine members of the Workers’ Party have said they won’t support the paper.
Just who is a Singaporean?
Parliament will hear the debate on the Government’s White Paper on Population over the next three days.
Almost 60 MPs have lined up questions for Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who oversees population matters.
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Nine-year-old Renée Guerville wanted the nightmares to stop.
She and her five-year-old brother Ryan had been spooked by a scary trailer on Channel 5 that has been screening for weeks.
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