Louis Ng: Speaking Up for Residents

In the first half of this term of Parliament, Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng has been one of the most outspoken new MPs. He shared that his speeches were based on the feedback and concerns from residents. “As an MP, I shouldn’t just talk about what I’m passionate about. It’s ultimately what people are passionate about.” For example, at one of his monthly dialogue sessions, an auto-immune disease support group told him about their experiences and that moved him to file a recommendation on their behalf in this year’s Budget.....

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A/P Faishal: Women’s Wages Grew at Similar Rate to Men

Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim reiterated Singapore’s commitment to women’s advancement at the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality. He highlighted that Singapore’s women have made great strides in education levels, employment rates and wage equality. In fact, women’s full-time median wage has grown by 5.3% per annum from 2006 to 2016, at a similar rate to that of men. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development and Nee Soon GRC MP Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim represented Singapore at the forum,....

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Trust and Inequality

SPEECH BY MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS & MINISTER FOR LAW MR K SHANMUGAM, AT THE LAUNCH OF THE RED CROSS JUNIOR CLUB & PROJECT C.A.R.E., ON 20 APR 2018, AT OUR TAMPINES HUB   I’m pleased to be at this event, to launch Red Cross Junior Club and Project C.A.R.E.   This Red Cross Junior, is an expansion of the Red Cross movement, looking at children aged 5 to 6. Really, get our young children to have that humanitarian spirit.....

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Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 16/2018]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Lawyers I’ve spoke to welcome in particular three changes that have been proposed. The first relates to the appointment of law experts in cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), a move, no doubt, put in place to improve the quality of arguments raised in the SICC on foreign law issues.....

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