More than 600 appeals for waiver of 15-month HDB resale wait-out period: Desmond Lee

More than 600 appeals for waiver of 15-month HDB resale wait-out period: Desmond Lee

To meet strong housing demand, National Development Minister Desmond Lee said more Build-to-Order projects with shorter waiting times will be launched where possible — subject to site and infrastructure readiness. He was taking questions in Parliament on housing availability and…

Bills to repeal 377A, amend Constitution to protect definition of marriage tabled in Parliament

Bills to repeal 377A, amend Constitution to protect definition of marriage tabled in Parliament

Singapore has taken a historic step towards striking down a law that criminalises gay sex. A bill tabled in Parliament today (Oct 20) to amend the Penal Code will pave the way for a debate on the issue next month.…

Proposed code of practice for online safety could include age verification of social media users

Proposed code of practice for online safety could include age verification of social media users

Verifying the age of social media users is on the cards as Singapore mulls regulations for online safety. Currently, most major social media services require users to be at least 13 years old, but false declarations could expose underage users…

Healthier SG: MPs unanimously endorse white paper on Singapore's healthcare reform plan

Healthier SG: MPs unanimously endorse white paper on Singapore’s healthcare reform plan

Singapore’s new healthcare reform plan has been endorsed by Parliament as Health Minister Ong Ye Kung called on all stakeholders to push for a healthier lifestyle in a rapidly ageing society. He said the old will outnumber the young in…

IRAS can disclose company data to other public agencies without getting consent

IRAS can disclose company data to other public agencies without getting consent

Singapore’s tax authority will soon be allowed to disclose company information to other public agencies without obtaining consent to allow the public sector to carry out its official duties “more effectively”. It’s among changes to a law passed in Parliament…

Indranee Rajah rebuts Leong Mun Wai's allegations about government expenditure

Indranee Rajah rebuts Leong Mun Wai’s allegations about government expenditure

The government said it will continue to exercise prudence in its public expenditure, and always act in the interests of Singaporeans and Singapore. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah was responding to Non-constituency MP Leong Mun Wai, who…

Singapore's excess mortality rate among lowest in the world: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore’s excess mortality rate among lowest in the world: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore’s death rate returned to 2018 levels because of the pandemic. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said it wiped out improvements over a few years, but the population’s high COVID-19 vaccination rate has kept excess deaths low. Excess deaths refer…

130 people have received incorrect doses of COVID-19 vaccines: MOH

130 people have received incorrect doses of COVID-19 vaccines: MOH

The ProHealth Medical Group clinic in Hougang that administered undiluted COVID-19 vaccines to two adults could face possible enforcement action, if the Health Ministry uncovers regulatory breaches. The case is among 130 dosing errors out of some 16 million doses…

Careful balance needed for foreign manpower policies: Tan See Leng

Careful balance needed for foreign manpower policies: Tan See Leng

Singapore’s ability to attract companies is the result of a fine balance it maintains between foreign and local labour. Manpower Minister Tan See Leng said being open and connected helped grow the overall pie for Singaporeans, with more good job…

Over 80% of CDC vouchers have been used so far, amounting to $180 million

Over 80% of CDC vouchers have been used so far, amounting to $180 million

Over 80% of Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers have been used since they were issued last December. That’s about $180 million in total value. About 87% of households claimed their two sets of vouchers worth $100 each in full. The…