Facing the Crisis Together

Photo courtesy of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital   The world is facing the biggest crisis in several generations- Covid-19. The virus continues to spread around the world. Over five million people have been infected. Hundreds of thousands have died. These numbers are still rising. The virus has affected both lives and livelihoods. Most countries are suffering. The world faces a severe recession. In Singapore, we have protected our population.  Our death rate is among the lowest in the world.....

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Foreign worker dorms, Euthanising pets

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 4 and 5 June 2020 1) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources with regard to the import of wild-caught soft-shelled turtle for consumption (a) what diseases are the animals tested for; (b) for each disease, how many tests have been carried out in each year for the past five years; (c) for each disease, what are the number and percentage of test results that have been positive in each year for the past five years;....

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Call for Government-paid COVID-related childcare leave

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the Ministerial Statement on Government’s Plans in Our Continuing Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic. Introduction Sir, I join many Singaporeans in thanking the government for the Unity, Resilience, Solidarity and Fortitude Budgets. The support measures introduced will help ensure that we can all get through this pandemic and, most importantly, get through it together. I’m thankful that the concerns of those on unpaid leave or reduced salaries have been addressed through expanding the COVID-19 Support Grant to help this group of Singaporeans.....

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Stepping up enforcement to protect both pedestrians and PMD riders

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE SMALL MOTORISED VEHICLES (SAFETY) BILL AND ACTIVE MOBILITY (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir First of all, I wish to record my appreciation for the delivery riders who are doing an essential task during this period. They have, in the midst of a pandemic, risen to the occasion to deliver all manner of goods, so that the majority of the population can stay at home and practise social distancing measures,....

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