Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Social and Family Development what kind of specific support that the Ministry can provide to grandparents who are forced out of circumstances to look after their grandchildren left in their care by their children.

Mr. Masagos Zulkifli B M M: Grandparents may be…


A show unit at the CCA exhibition at HDB Hub. Image via https://www.mynicehome.gov.sg/

Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for National Development whether he can provide an update on his Ministry’s study of the proposal made in Parliament on 9 July 2018 to convert vacant school sites to retirement villages or assisted living facilities for the aged.

Mr. Desmond Lee: The Ministry of…


Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Education whether his Ministry will conduct a study on the impact of lost conventional in-person schooling on the future career prospects of school children because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and identify steps that may be taken to address these problems so that…


Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Trade and Industry having regard to the more than doubling of natural gas prices to date which is expected to cause electricity prices in Singapore to be higher in the next quarter, what further steps will be taken to (i) ensure that the…


Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether he can provide an update on the efforts of the National Committee on Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recidivism (NCPR) set up in 2018 to prevent offending, re-offending and enhance rehabilitation of offenders to date and how these have contributed…


(Follow-up actions after recent Court convictions of IMH nurses)

Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Health with regard to the recent Court convictions of nurses from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for committing offences against mentally ill in-patients at IMH, what steps are being taken to ensure the…


Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for National Development with regard to HDB’s recent decision to impose an income ceiling of $7,000 for applicants under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (a) what is the basis of fixing the $7,000 income ceiling; and (b) whether HDB can consider taking into account…


Image via https://www.climate-friendly-households.gov.sg/

Mr. Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment out of the 300,000 eligible HDB households benefiting from the Climate-Friendly Households (CFH) Programme (a) how many households have utilised the e-vouchers to date, with specific breakdowns for purchases of (i) climate-friendly refrigerators (ii) water efficient shower fittings and…


Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir, I support the Bill. I only have one area of clarification that I seek from the hon Minister. The Minister proposed to vest with him the power to exempt certain deaths from the application of the Coroners Act. …


Mr. Speaker, in my first speech in this session of Parliament, I said that I saw building consensus as an important outcome of our work here. The outcome of such a process where areas of agreement are identified would possess the unique legitimacy of all voices in this House.

The…

Murali Pillai

Member of Parliament for Bukit Batok SMC, Advisor to Bukit Batok SMC GROs.

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