Statute Law Reform Bill (Bill No. 45/2020)

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Statute Law Reform Bill (Bill No. 45/2020)  Introduction Madam, this Bill will update and refine drafting practices, clarify the system for delegation of ministerial functions, and provide for parliament’s continuity arrangements. These are necessary and welcomed amendments. I will focus on the amendments on the delegation of ministerial functions. I have three points to raise.  Inferring intention against delegation of function to a public officer or public body First,....

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Payment Services (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 41/2020) 

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Payment Services (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 41/2020)   Introduction Sir, the proposed amendments in this Bill will expand anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations to cover more categories of payment service providers. The list will include those providing services centered on Digital Payment Token (DPT) and those facilitating cross-border money transfers where the money does not pass through Singapore.....

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Updating Our Regulatory Framework to Account for Changing Technologies and Threats Relating to Guns, Explosives and Weapons.

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Guns, Explosives and Weapons Control Bill (Bill No. 44/2020)   Introduction Sir, this Bill seeks to consolidate and update our laws relating to guns, explosives, and weapons. The regulation of guns, explosives, and weapons is important to the safety and security of Singaporeans, and our regulatory framework should be updated to account for changing technologies and threats. I have four clarifications to raise on this Bill.....

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Multimodal Transport Bill (Bill No. 42/2020) 

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Multimodal Transport Bill (Bill No. 42/2020)  Introduction Sir, this Bill gives effect to the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport (AFAMT) signed in 2005. By streamlining the multimodal transport of goods among ASEAN member countries, AFAMT facilitates trade and greater regional economic integration. A strong logistics hub is the backbone of trade. As Minister Iswaran said at the launch of the Logistics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) in 2016,....

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