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Singapore Parliament

On Wednesday (Nov 5), ministers gave replies to MPs' questions on postal rates, music in public places, hawker food prices and mental illness, among other issues. The House also passed the Animals & Birds (Amendment) Bill. During the 3-day sitting, Parliament debated and passed a total of 10 Bills.

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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