Parliament will sit at 1.30pm on Monday (Jan 25) to debate the President’s address. This will be the first sitting of Parliament after various ministries issued their addenda in response to Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam’s speech on Jan 15.
Healthcare was the focus of Tuesday's parliament session. The government wants to help people change their mindsets about growing old. To achieve this, the government will embark on an action plan to help Singaporeans age successfully. MP Dr Janil Puthucheary, earned an applause in Parliament for his analogy on the politics of healthcare. He also took issue with NCMP Gerald Giam's comments on MediShield Life. MP Denise Phua called for a review of the elected presidency scheme and urged the public service to improve the way it selects its leaders.