Play is the work of childhood

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on the Motion “Education for our future” Introduction Every school is a good school and this is a phrase we are very familiar with by now. Perhaps soon, we will also have to say that every Early Childhood Development Centre is a good Early Childhood Development Centre. Parents are now not just worried about which primary school their child goes to but also which Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) their child goes to.....

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Prepare Students for Life

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on Motion on Education for Our Future   Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion.   Introduction 1        By most measures, we have an excellent education system, and our system has kept up with the times, and our nation’s needs. 2        To meet tomorrow’s needs, I would like to propose that we fine-tune the way we evaluate our students. Doing this will strengthen the critical thinking and relevance of our students learning the humanities and applied subjects,....

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Clarify CareShield Life premiums

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, DURING THE DEBATE ON THE WHITE PAPER ON EDLERSHIELD REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT IN PARLIAMENT ON 10 JULY 2018 Response from Ministry of Health Mr Speaker Sir   I fully support the Motion and I congratulate the committee for doing a very thorough job in its review. There are but a few points which I would like to raise one of which is why is it women have to pay a higher premium for CareShield Life?....

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Trade disputes, Temasek returns and elderly issues

PQs from Kwek Hian Chuan Henry, 9-11 July 2018 1.To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry what are the implications on our economy and industries arising from (i) the increasing trade dispute between US and the rest of the world (ii) the current outlook of a multilateralism trading system and (iii) the recent efforts of EU and China in exploring closer trade links. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Finance on how Temasek Holdings and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation have performed in terms of investment returns over the long term.....

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