Workers’ Party chairman and NCMP Sylvia Lim will ask the following questions in Parliament on 15 September 2010:
1. To ask Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports:
(a) why is the final budget for the Youth Olympic Games more than triple the original estimate;
(b) where were the additional funds drawn from;
(c) whether any of his Ministry programmes were cut back for this purpose; and
(d) what was the amount paid for the tickets purchased by the Ministry of Education and whether this was also part of the YOG budget.
2. To ask the Minister for National Development:
(a) if he will explain the basis on which the new anti-speculation measures announced on 30 August 2010 were devised; and
(b) whether any assessment was done on their impact on genuine home buyers and Singaporean investors.
3. To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs:
(a) what is the proportion of licences that are issued to non-Singapore citizens to work as security officers; and
(b) what proportion of licensees are not working in that industry.
4. To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs whether the Government has detained under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act any person believed to have been organising drug trafficking activities which involved Yong Vui Kong, an inmate on death row.