On Monday (Feb 23), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered Budget 2015 that focuses on building Singapore's future. Questions on the operating costs of public transport operators and public sector projects were also answered in Parliament.
Parliament highlights on Monday focused on the recent security breach at Woodlands Checkpoint. Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean said a ministry-level committee has been formed to review security measures at Singapore's two checkpoints. On another security issue, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said about 350 travellers per year have been detected to be in possession of forged or tampered passports, or had presented a passport that do not belong to them. The Geographical Indications Bill was among two Bills passed.