MPs took the time to thank outgoing Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew in Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 18). Several bills were passed, including the Bus Services Industry Bill and Public Transport Council (Amendment) Bill. The Human Biomedical Research Bill was also passed, though with some opposition.
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.