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Shanmugam: If I think something is wrong, I want to call it out

It does the country no good if leaders are not forthright in their public views and, at the same time do not deal honestly with controversial statements or allegations of great importance to the nation. Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam made this point recently in an exclusive interview with Lianhe Zaobao. So it becomes even more necessary for leaders to challenge the premise of false allegations made not just to the public but also as a submission of facts to Parliament,....

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HIP II, PMD fires and SkillsFuture credits

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 1-2 Oct 2018 1. To ask the Minister for National Development in view of the 370 applicants on the waitlist for heavy vehicle season parking spaces in and around Nee Soon GRC (a) how long will the waiting time be; and (b) what is the Ministry doing to expedite the waiting process. Answer   2. To ask the Minister for National Development whether he can clarify on the timetable for implementing the Home Improvement Programme extension for the HDB estates that are now eligible.....

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Efficient adjudication of payment disputes in construction

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 38/2018]   Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of this Bill, which refines the framework for efficient and low-cost adjudication of payment disputes in the construction industry. I would first like to commend BCA on the public consultation that it conducted in June 2018 on the proposed amendments.....

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Fair treatment for private-hire car drivers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 37/2018]   Introduction   Sir, I stand in support of this Bill and would like to thank Minister for the proposed amendments, which will allow private-hire drivers to claim tax deductions for car-related expenses.   This is an issue I, along with several other members of this house have raised previously and I’m glad that we are leveling the playing field and ensuring that it is fair.....

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Treating cleaners fairly

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 39/2018]   Introduction    Sir, I declare my interest as the Chairman of the Nee Soon Town Council and I stand in full support of the Bill.   The proposed amendments will help to make a significant difference in the lives of our cleaners. Our cleaners play a vital role in our community and yet some receive very little appreciation for the work that they do and for some,....

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Speaking up for all families

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 1-2 Oct 2018 1.To ask the Minister for Health (a) what are the health effects of prolonged exposure to secondhand smoke; (b) how many diagnoses of conditions related to secondhand smoke exposure are there each year in the past five years; (c) how many people in Singapore die because of secondhand smoke each year in the past five years; and (d) whether the Ministry will start collecting such data if it is currently not available.....

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Will technology deliver a truly clean S’pore?

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT   Mr Speaker, One of the determining factors of decent living standards is a healthy and hygienic environment. This is especially so in a densely populated city state like Singapore. Many young Singaporeans take our clean and green environment for granted, for they have not been through the days when viruses could spread by indiscriminate spitting,....

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Loan advice for HDB applicants

Parliamentary Question from Henry Kwek, 1-2 Oct 2018 1. To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB flat applicants are given detailed advice on their eligibility for a HDB loan including the appropriate quantum to ensure that applicants will not overcommit and be unable to secure a loan after being successfully allocated the flat. Answer....

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Towards a Plastic-Lite Singapore

Adjournment Motion Speech “Towards a Plastic-Lite Singapore” by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on 1 October 2018.   Introduction   1.8 not million, not billion but trillion. Sir, a recent study found 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing a total of 80,000 tonnes, currently floating in a stretch of ocean between California and Hawaii. And researchers estimate that humans dump 8 million tonnes of plastic in the ocean every year.  ....

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