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.
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.