Safety of Migrant Workers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Workplace Safety and Health (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 38/2017] Introduction Sir, the WSH 2018 workplan for advancing safety and health articulates a vision of Singapore as a centre of excellence for workplace health and safety. To achieve this bold ambition, our legislative and regulatory framework must identify and address the key causes of workplace accidents. The WSH 2018 Plus workplan had highlighted improving WSH performance in the construction industry as a key priority.....

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Help Smokers Quit

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 40/2017] Introduction Sir, as I’ve shared several times in this House, I was a former smoker and I smoked for 17 years. I celebrated my quitting anniversary just last month, on 12 October. I have not smoked for over four years now. Raising the minimum smoking age to 21 I started smoking when I was about 18 years old and it was during my National Service days between 18 and 21 years old that I smoked the most.....

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Tackle Demand for Sexual Services

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Massage Establishments Bill [Bill No. 39/2017] Introduction Sir, let me start by saying that I stand in support of this Bill. With a 40% increase in the number of unlicensed massage establishments from 2013 to 2016, this is clearly a problem that needs to be addressed. These unlicensed massage establishments taint Singapore’s image. These are sentiments, which are echoed by netizens who posted comments on my facebook page.....

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Women’s wing learns about LPA and AMD

On the 9th of September this year, members of the PAP’s Northwest District Women’s Wing convened for a special talk on legal issues in Nee Soon South branch. The event was graced by Ms Ellen Lee, a lawyer and former MP in Sembawang GRC. The PAP Women’s Wing focuses on issues and topics related to women’s empowerment and development. In line with those aims, the talk emphasised the importance of estate planning, writing a will, making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and making an Advance Medical Directive (AMD).....

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