Take Feedback on Errant Smokers Seriously

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE TOBACCO (CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE) (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT  Mr Speaker Sir, Promoting a smoke-free environment in Singapore is an enduring challenge that is close to my heart. From championing for designated smoking points, to rallying ambassadors to educate and spread awareness, it is my wish for residents to enjoy living in a clean and green environment.....

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Ethical investing, giving way to ambulances and juvenile homes

PQs from Louis Ng on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether ambulances are allowed to run red traffic lights when attending to emergencies; (b) if not, whether there are plans to allow this; and (c) what are the steps that the Ministry is taking to encourage motorists to give way to ambulances. Answer Ambulances can legally run red lights and make unauthorised U-turns from Dec 1 2. ....

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MRT flooding, North-South Expressway and chemical smell

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) whether he can provide an update on the source and causes of the chemical odour and smoke detected in various parts of Singapore on 25 September 2017; (b) whether there is a long-term impact on public safety and health; (c) whether there have been previous similar incidents; and (d) what is the Ministry doing to safeguard our interests.....

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Protect Parents’ Freedom to Choose Formulas

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Sale of Food (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 42/2017] Introduction Sir, I welcome the amendments to the Sale of Food Act, which expands its purview to preventing misleading conduct in the sale of food and ensuring the provision of information to help consumers make informed choices. On the issue of consumer empowerment, I would like to raise some concerns over business practices that affect decision-making over food for the most vulnerable consumers – infants.....

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