Speech for the Debate on Cost of Living

Mdm Deputy Speaker, Post-pandemic, inflation in Singapore has been much higher than it used to be. Announcements of price increases in transport fares, water and utilities came one after another. COE prices rose to record highs and GST is going to be increased by another 1% next year. Property prices and rental continued climbing. All […]

Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures

Adjournment Motion on 10 Jan 2022 Mr Speaker, My family and I are fully vaccinated and not affected by the vaccination differentiated safe management measures or VDS. However, I watch with concern the latest VDS measures. With effect from 15 January, the unvaccinated will not be allowed to go back to their workplace even if […]

Speech at Motion of Securing Singaporeans’ Jobs and Livelihoods, and Foreign Talent Policy

Ms Hazel Poa (Non-Constituency Member): Mr Speaker, Sir, of all the FTAs that we have signed with other countries, the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, or CECA, has attracted the most attention for two reasons. Firstly, it contains a clause in article 9.5 granting entry to persons in 127 professions, which is not found in the […]