MPs on Friday (Mar 13) debated on the Committee of Supply estimates for the Ministry of Social and Family Development before wrapping up the Budget 2015 debate. Several Bills were passed, including the amendment to the Police Force Bill and the Community Disputes Resolution Bill.
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.