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NEW PARLIAMENT

Historic day with 91 MPs sworn into Parliament

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SWEARING IN: Other office- holders and all the backbenchers took their oaths of allegiance in batches after the Cabinet. Halimah Yacob, re-elected Speaker, said she was "humbled" by the trust and confidence in her to do the job.

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THE first order of business in Parliament on Friday was the re-election of Halimah Yacob as Speaker, with the veteran politician taking up the post again unopposed.

This is her second term as Speaker, and the 61-year-old remarked that she was "humbled" by the trust and

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