The changes to the Town Council Act have been in the pipeline for some time and is aimed at giving the government more oversight over town councils, as well as the power to investigate and take to task errant ones.
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Growing the incomes of low-income workers should be a key priority when countries come up with tax and fiscal policies to promote inclusive economic growth, says Mr Tharman.
As of now, there are no reports of Singaporeans injured or directly affected by the incident, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a Facebook post on Saturday (Jul 23), Mr Shanmugam described the findings as "a damning litany of highly irregular and suspicious financial practices".
Speaking on the sidelines of a racial harmony event, the Deputy Prime Minister says it is important for Singaporeans to look at recent attacks around the world, and to use them to give them the resolve to prevent, respond and recover from terrorism incidents.
A medical staff member from Chulalongkorn Hospital told Channel NewsAsia on Saturday that the Singaporean suffered from internal bleeding, but her condition is not critical.