Most Outspoken MP Making Real Change  

As of April 2019, Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament Louis Ng Kok Kwang has spoken up 404 times in Parliament – making him the most outspoken MP from the 13th Parliament of Singapore (15-01-2016 to present). Back in 2015 when Louis first stood for election, he promised to listen and speak up. True to his words, whether it is to urge MOE to slay the sacred cow of Streaming, or to push for more childcare subsidies and leaves for parents,....

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Strength of the community

SPEECH BY A/P MUHAMMAD FAISHAL BIN IBRAHIM DURING PARLIAMENT  MOTION ON RESTRICTING HATE SPEECH TO MAINTAIN RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HARMONY IN SINGAPORE Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Motion. Freedom of speech comes with a cost. When this means excluding communities and fracturing our society, it is a cost that we cannot bear. In its simplest form, hate speech can manifest in a single tweet or a passing comment. Yet, malicious content and intent can easily create unfounded fear and suspicion.....

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Let senior citizens be ambassadors of goodwill against hate speech

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, ON PARLIAMENT  MOTION ON RESTRICTING HATE SPEECH TO MAINTAIN RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HARMONY IN SINGAPORE Mr Speaker Sir I thank the Minister for this important debate and I support the Motion. As I’ve shared in this house before, I grew up in the turbulent 1960s in Malaysia. Those years were marred with several racial conflicts that saw many lives lost. There was curfew and even as a kid I could sense that something was wrong.....

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Haze from Johor

Parliamentary question from MP Lee Bee Wah on 1 April To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources: (a) whether Singapore has received any updates on the Johor government’s efforts to manage their hotspots and, if so, what are these; (b) how can the health and well-being of Singapore’s residents be safe-guarded against the long-term exposure to haze pollutants; and (c) whether there are plans to conduct outreach programmes to allay concerns and provide regular updates on the haze situation arising from hotspots in Johor.....

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