The debate on Budget 2015 continued on Wednesday (Mar 4), with 26 MPs giving their views on the initiatives announced. Issues concerning the SkillsFuture initiative, CPF recommendations and housing policies are set to receive the most airtime in the COS debates when they kick off on Thursday.
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.