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Safety concerns over PMDs, unclaimed CPF monies to be aired in Parliament

SINGAPORE — Questions about unclaimed Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings as well as safety concerns over personal mobility devices (PMDs) are set to take centre stage in next week’s Parliament sitting, which starts on Monday (Nov 4).

Continuing safety concerns over personal mobility devices are set to be aired in Parliament on Monday (Nov 4).

Continuing safety concerns over personal mobility devices are set to be aired in Parliament on Monday (Nov 4).

SINGAPORE — Questions about unclaimed Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings as well as safety concerns over personal mobility devices (PMDs) are set to take centre stage in next week’s Parliament sitting, which starts on Monday (Nov 4).

Other topics to be aired include foreign influence and how Singaporeans can be protected, and the reasons why household appliance manufacturer Dyson axed its electric car project in Singapore.

In view of a number of casualties and fires caused by PMDs, five parliamentarians have filed questions on whether the Government would review regulations, and what measures are in place to deter PMD retailers who do not comply with the regulations.

In the first half of this year alone, there were 49 reported fires linked to PMDs, compared with 52 reported in the whole of last year.

Four parliamentarians, including elected Members of Parliament (MPs) and Non-Constituency MPs, have filed questions on what can be done to reduce the amount of unclaimed CPF savings and also whether the process of nominating a beneficiary can be simplified.

The Straits Times reported that over S$200 million in unclaimed monies was left with the Government over the last six years.

Eight bills will also be debated, including the Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, the Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill and the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill.

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