17 Oct '11, 6am

Parliament opens with MPs debating President's Address

Parliament opens with MPs debating President's Address

Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday began debating the President's address, kicking off the first Parliamentary sitting which is expected to last till Friday. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Tessa Wong Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday began debating the President's Address, kicking off the first Parliamentary sitting which is expected to last till Friday. Dr Lam Pin Min (Sengkang West) started the debate by moving the motion of thanks. In his speech, Dr Lam noted that Singapore's political landscape has been 'dramatically altered' with the advent of Internet and social media. He said that although a recent study by the Institute of Policy Studies found that the Internet did not have a decisive effect on the recent General Election, there was a surge in political parties using new media to connect with the electorate, before and during the campaign period. Twenty MPs are e...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-3...

Tweets

Singapore Parliament opens, Deputy Speakers elected

Singapore Parliament opens, Deputy Speakers ele...

channelnewsasia.com 17 Oct '11, 7am

SINGAPORE: Singapore's new Parliament got into full swing on Monday with the start of the week-long debate on the Presiden...

President's speech sees robust debate: Singapor...

todayonline.com 17 Oct '11, 9pm

Singapore - The first sitting of Singapore's 12th Parliament's was kicked off yesterday with a debate on the President's A...

Parliament: Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim spars with PAP MPs over happiness gauge

Parliament: Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim ...

straitstimes.com 18 Oct '11, 3am

Ms Sylvia Lim said international opinion showed that GDP is inadequate to represent the state of happiness or sustainabili...

Opposition MPs' maiden speeches in Parliament -...

sg.news.yahoo.com 18 Oct '11, 11pm

While he acknowledged the government's move to increase the supply of flats, he pointed to the current housing shortage an...

Tin Pei Ling's Face as a Reminder in Every Parl...

blinkymummy.blogspot.com 21 Oct '11, 2am

This site requires JavaScript.

Missed opportunity in Parliament:

As the final curtain fell in Parliament’s first session, the big guns of the two camps took their final stand. PAP drew it...

MPs call for review of housing, healthcare policies - Channel News Asia

MPs call for review of housing, healthcare poli...

channelnewsasia.com 17 Oct '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: Housing and healthcare were among a wide range of topics raised as MPs started the parliamentary debate on the ...

Workers’ Party Skirmishes In The Opening Of The...

chemgen.wordpress.com 22 Oct '11, 5pm

From the Hougang days, WP has always banked on its image as a disciplined party rooted in heartland issues – being employe...

Singapore's 12th Parliament opens, to several firsts

Singapore's 12th Parliament opens, to several f...

straitstimes.com 10 Oct '11, 7am

The 12th Parliament of Singapore opened on Monday at 3.30pm, marking several firsts in Singapore's parliamentary history. ...

WP MPs @ChenShowMao and @geraldgiam's maiden Pa...

todayonline.com 19 Oct '11, 1am

SINGAPORE - Two Workers' Party Members of Parliament made their maiden speeches in the House yesterday, only to see their ...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock launches book 'We Took Them On' #Singapore

Dr Tan Cheng Bock launches book 'We Took Them O...

sg.news.yahoo.com 16 Oct '11, 9am

Dr Tan Cheng Bock says he is very appreciative of his supporters, who have put together his photo diary. (Yahoo! … More th...

Chen Show Mao's Maiden Speech in Parliament Rocks! #sgpolitics #sgelections #chenshowmao

Chen Show Mao's Maiden Speech in Parliament Roc...

alvinology.com 19 Oct '11, 11am

Singapore is an expression of that core position of diversity, and this must include political diversity in this day and a...

The Display Of One-upmanship In Parliament: Sin...

Does the "new normal" in politics include the beginning of a display of more affability on the part of PAP ministers and M...

Branson opens world’s first ‘spaceport’ in New Mexico

Branson opens world’s first ‘spaceport’ in New ...

luxuo.com 18 Oct '11, 12pm

Richard Branson on Monday opened the world’s first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the new home for hi...