Malaysia goes to the polls on 5th May with Nomination Day set for 20th April. The General Election is tipped to be the closest ever for the National Front coalition government in 56 years.
National Development Minister's ministerial statement on town councils was the highlight of Monday's session in Parliament. During question time, concerns raised included the outbreak of H7N9 strain of bird flu virus and high-rise littering. Parliament has adjourned to a date to be fixed.
Parliament has resumed sitting for the Budget Debate set for 5-15 March. Capping the first week's sitting, was news from the National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan of several new housing measures targetted at a range of Singaporeans, from the eldery to singles, and young families.