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.