Parliament on Thursday (Jan 29) passed the MediShield Life Scheme Bill, which will provide universal insurance coverage for all Singaporeans. Ministers also responded to questions on tenders for places of worship, CPF contributions for older workers and terrorism threats against Singapore.
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.