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Checkpoint breach to be discussed in Parliament

Parliament is sitting on Monday and several MPs have tabled questions on the security breach at the Woodlands checkpoint in January.

SINGAPORE: Parliament is sitting on Monday and several MPs have tabled questions on the security breach at the Woodlands checkpoint in January.

A 27-year-old Malaysian woman had entered Singapore without clearing immigration.

MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Hri Kumar Nair wants an update on the investigations, while Nominated MP Eugene Tan wants to know what corrective measures have been put in place to improve coordination and response by Home Team security agencies.

The recent spate of train delays and service disruptions will come under the spotlight, with several MPS asking what public transport operators are doing to address the problem.

MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC Alex Yam wants to know the measures in place to ensure inconveniences to commuters are kept to the minimum.

The recent issue of government funding to schools will also get an airing.

MP for Jurong GRC Ang Wei Neng wants to know the rationale behind cutting the funding for the Integrated Programme in schools.

And up for debate is the proposed new bill aimed at allowing authorities to continue with measures to maintain public order in Little India.

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