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.
The CPF scheme has served Singaporeans well, but it is also timely to review it in order to enhance retirement adequacy. Several MPs made this point as they thanked the President for his address charting the government's agenda for the second half of its term. Parliament was also given an update on the committee tasked to review the education model at polytechnics and ITE. MPs were told that the committee is looking at how these students can progress upwards even without a degree, or before they get one.