MPs on Friday (Mar 13) debated on the Committee of Supply estimates for the Ministry of Social and Family Development before wrapping up the Budget 2015 debate. Several Bills were passed, including the amendment to the Police Force Bill and the Community Disputes Resolution Bill.
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.