MPs took the time to thank outgoing Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew in Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 18). Several bills were passed, including the Bus Services Industry Bill and Public Transport Council (Amendment) Bill. The Human Biomedical Research Bill was also passed, though with some opposition.
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.