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Singapore Parliament

Parliament on Tuesday (Jul 14) passed an amendment to a Bill that paves the way for the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) to be renamed as ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, in honour of Singapore's first president. Other Bills were also passed including the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill.

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PM Lee speaks on housing, transportation, construction sector

Singapore Parliament

PM Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday joined in the debate on President Tony Tan's address in Parliament by reiterating the govt's goal of developing a "fair and inclusive society". He went on to recap the progress made since 2011. He said the housing situation is now "under control". On public transportation, he said Singaporeans can expect more buses and routes, as well as improvements to the train system. In the construction sector, the govt will reduce quotas, raise levies, increase productivity, and defer over S$2b in projects to spread out demand for construction workers.

28 May 2014