About 300 Singaporean civil servants interdicted in past decade, reveals Chan Chun Sing

Over the last ten years, approximately 300 Singaporean civil servants were interdicted from duty, with varying conditions and pay scales during their suspension, revealed Minister-in-charge of Public Service, Mr Chan Chun Sing in response to parliamentary questions posed by Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Ms Hazel Poa.

Rejected suspension of MP appointment; Netizens question Iswaran’s S$192,500 allowance amidst unfulfilled MP duties

On Tuesday, Singapore’s Parliament rejected NCMP Hazel Poa’s motion, which sought to suspend Transport Minister S. Iswaran from his parliamentary role for the remainder of the 14th Parliament session.

However, the debate’s conclusion hasn’t halted discussions on social media, with some supporting Progress Singapore Party (PSP)’s motion, while others echo the position by the Leader of the Opposition, emphasizing the importance of due process.

Public faces unfair status quo as PSP’s motion to suspend Iswaran’s salary is rejected, despite him not fulfilling MP duties

Has the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) highlighted a significant oversight in tabling a motion to suspend Transport Minister S. Iswaran’s MP allowance, especially in light of his abstention from duties and the ongoing investigations by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB)?

During the parliamentary debate on Tuesday, Ms Poa raised a compelling point: Is it justifiable for taxpayers’ funds to support an MP’s salary when he voluntarily refrains from his duties?

With the motion’s rejection, a pressing question remains: How can an MP continue to draw a salary, with no legislative provision allowing for its recovery, should he be later found guilty?

Singapore Parliament rejects PSP’s motion to suspend Iswaran as MP

Singapore’s ruling party lawmakers have rejected the opposition’s motion to suspend Transport Minister S Iswaran from Parliament amid an ongoing corruption probe.

NCMP Hazel Poa of the Progress Singapore Party argued for the suspension, citing concerns about the prudent use of taxpayer funds and the position to be taken on investigations into serious offenses such as corruption.

NCMP Hazel Poa introduces Private Member’s Bill to retroactively compensate suspended MPs

Hazel Poa, a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), submitted her Private Member’s Bill on Monday, aiming to amend the Parliament (Privileges, Immunities and Powers) Act 1962.

The bill seeks to ensure that Parliament has the power to back-pay the allowances of suspended MPs, for instance, Transport Minister S Iswaran, in the event he is subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing.

PSP’s NCMP Hazel Poa files motion to suspend Minister Iswaran and halt his S$192,500 MP pay

Hazel Poa, a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), has filed a Parliamentary motion to suspend Singapore’s Transport Minister, S Iswaran, for the duration of the 14th Parliament session.

This move aims to withhold his S$192,500 annual MP allowance during an ongoing Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) inquiry when he’s not performing official duties.