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On Wednesday (Nov 5), ministers gave replies to MPs' questions on postal rates, music in public places, hawker food prices and mental illness, among other issues. The House also passed the Animals & Birds (Amendment) Bill. During the 3-day sitting, Parliament debated and passed a total of 10 Bills.

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Society has a role to play in creating a 'smart future': Lee Yi Shyan

Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan calls on Singaporeans to work with the Government in creating a common 'smart future'.

SINGAPORE: The information revolution has a role to play in creating new industries and jobs for Singaporeans, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan.

Speaking at a debate on the President's address Tuesday (May 27), he said customised solutions to problems, as a result of the revolution, will help citizens achieve better work-life balance.

The feedback and suggestions gathered by government agencies through mobile applications will also help authorities develop a holistic view of issues, said Mr Lee. 

He called on Singaporeans to work with the Government to create a common 'smart future'.

"I believe the old, top-down way of organising our information-gathering and decision-making will have to evolve towards a flatter architecture of decision-making," said Mr Lee. "In this way, we can better accommodate the input of people and businesses in tandem with the informatised world that we live in."