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.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined in the debate on the President's Address in Parliament on Wednesday. PM Lee spoke about the progress the government has made over the past three years in the areas of housing, transport, population issues and in strengthening social safety nets. He also laid out the government's agenda for the remainder of its term. Mr Lee also laid out his definition of "constructive politics" and took aim at Workers' Party MP Low Thia Khiang's earlier speech on politics in Parliament. This sparked a feisty exchange between PM Lee and Mr Low.