Effecting Change Through Listening

Speech by MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry at TEDxPickering Street event in Singapore on 15th July 2017. Watch the video here   Good afternoon everybody. My name is Henry. I’m here to talk about effecting change through listening. Many of us sitting here are changemakers. When we want to make change, we have a lot of passion. I’ll say that a defining characteristic of a changemaker is somebody who has a very strong view on what they want to see in the world,....

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Fortifying Singapore’s Resolve to Stay United Against the Threat of Terrorism

Speech by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam in Parliament on 3 Oct 2017 I.     INTRODUCTION 1.     I thank Mr De Souza for moving this Motion and thank members for their views. Many constructive suggestions have been made, which my ministry will study. I also thank the members from the Workers’ Party for very constructive suggestions and we will look at them.   2.     I will set out the types of threats we face,....

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Multi-racial representation in Singapore not a given

From pap.org.sg In his interview with Lianhe Zaobao published on 24 September, Mr Pritam Singh said that he, as a member of a minority community, would have no problem if all our leaders were from the Chinese community. Is he serious? Does Mr Singh speak for the Workers’ Party? Neither meritocracy nor our current multi-racial and multi-religious harmony are givens. Since our early years of independence, the PAP Government put in place policies to safeguard the rights of minority communities,....

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Domestic violence, after-school care and women in civil service

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 2nd and 3rd Oct 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) in the past three years, how many domestic violence cases against women, especially those above 50 years, have been reported; (b) what is the Ministry doing to reach out to those who may be suffering in silence; and (c) whether the Ministry will look into ways to raise public awareness and work with grassroots groups to reach out to the silent victims.....

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