Protect the Most Vulnerable in Society

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Vulnerable Adults Bill [Bill No. 20/2018] Introduction Sir, the Vulnerable Adults Bill has been a long time in the making, with the public consultation on a draft Bill having been conducted nearly two years ago. The Bill is a welcomed piece of legislation to protect some of the most vulnerable in society, but also raises difficult questions of the role the state should play in intervening in the most intimate of relationships,....

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Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on President’s Address Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect; Driving Our Economy Through Data and Digital Transformation Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion. 1. There has been much discussion about fighting inequality and blurring emerging social divides. It boils down to different perspectives – is the glass half-empty, or half-full? a. We have a functional meritocracy with varied pathways of success. But our needy also face structural issues.....

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Strengthening the Spirit of Giving

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the President’s Address 2018   Sir, our President shared the importance of fostering a compassionate and caring society and a giving society where everyone lends a helping hand.   Beyond the dollars and cents, renewing our economy, strengthening our fiscal position, which are important to our survival, the heartware of this nation is equally important.   How we care for one another,....

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Dr Lee Bee Wah: Residents are like extended family

In a wide-ranging interview with the Straits Times’ Lunch with Sumiko column, Nee Soon GRC MP Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah revealed previously unknown facets of her personal and constituency life. In the article, Sumiko Tan described Dr Lee as friendly, and so frank that “what you see is what you get”.   1. Her pre-marriage agreement included “I won’t wear make-up” Before she got married, Dr Lee made certain things clear to her husband-to-be. She will have to continue supporting her family in Malaysia and sending money home.....

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