Crude Oil Rates and Petrol Prices

Parliamentary Question by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 25 March 2o20 To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry in light of the plunge in crude oil rates (a) whether current retail prices at petrol pumps reflect this trend; and (b) if not, whether the Ministry will implement measures to ensure petrol companies adjust prices accordingly. Response....

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Protections for Singaporean Seafarers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 1/2020) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this bill. In 2016, we amended our laws in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to improve protections for crew abandoned by their ship-owners by mandating shipowners’ procuring of financial security. This ensures that seafarers are fairly compensated in the event of death or long-term disability due to occupational injury,....

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Wildlife Act: Strengthening Wildlife Protection Legislation in Singapore

Introduction Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Wild Animals and Birds (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 15/2020)  Introduction Mr. Speaker, I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a Second time.” My Journey to Today’s Bill Sir, my journey in amending the Wild Animals and Birds Act (WABA) started more than 14 years ago, before I became a member of this House. On 13 March 2006,....

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Maintenance of lifts and mechanised carparks

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE 2ND READING OF THE BUILDING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT IN FEB 2020 Mr Speaker Sir I rise to support the Bill. The amendments are certainly welcome especially in light of episodes of lifts breaking down in 2018. I support the amendments for proper registration and training of lift technicians. We know individual lift companies may have their own in-house training, but how adequate are these training sessions?....

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