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Ministry of Social and Family Development's Addendum To The President's Address 2020
Aug 25, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development's Addendum to the President's Address 2020.
Opening Remarks by Mr Masagos Zulkifli at 2020 National Day Ceremony For Social Service Sector at Enabling Village
Aug 9, 2020
Opening Remarks by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development, at 2020 National Day Ceremony for Social Service Sector at Enabling Village on 9 August 2020
More than 53,000 preschoolers to give back to the community through 'Start Small Dream Big' movement
Jun 19, 2020
ECDA has launched the sixth edition of its President’s Challenge initiative, the ‘Start Small Dream Big’ movement, with more than 53,000 children from 950 preschools ready to embark on projects that contribute to the community.
Cut Reply Speech by Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim at the Second Supplementary Estimates Committee Of Supply
Jun 5, 2020
Cut Reply Speech by Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim at the Second Supplementary Estimates Committee Of Supply.
Eligibility Criteria for the COVID-19 Support Grant
Jun 4, 2020
Minister Desmond Lee responds to questions on the eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 Support
Vast Majority Of Preschool Staff Tested Negative In Proactive Swabs; 12 Positive Cases Mostly From Past Infections
May 28, 2020
As at 26 May 2020, over 30,000 swab tests have been conducted. So far, 12 preschool staff have tested positive.
About 15,300 preschool staff tested negative so far from proactive testing
May 23, 2020
About 15,300 preschool staff, or more than 99% of all preschool staff who have undergone testing for COVID-19 infection so far, have tested negative.
Balancing Guidance with Enforcement Key to Continued Success of Probation Orders
May 21, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced in its Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) 2019 Annual Report that 538 new Probation Orders were issued in 2019. About 83 per cent of those placed on probation were below the age of 21.
Phased Reopening of Preschools and Early Intervention Centres from 2 June 2020
May 19, 2020
On 19 May 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce outlined plans to exit the Circuit Breaker measures on 1 June 2020. Preschools and Early Intervention (EI) centres will start to reopen from 2 June 2020, to allow young children to continue learning and to support parents as they return to work. The centres will reopen in phases, emphasising safety and minimising the risk of transmission.
Closing Speech by Mr Desmond Lee on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill
May 5, 2020
Second Reading Closing Speech by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization And Registration Of Marriages) Bill in Parliament