Abolishing streaming, Making CCAs available to all students

Cuts by MP Louis Ng during Ministry of Education’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Abolishing streaming In my budget speech, I shared my concerns about streaming and how it might lead to social stratification. I spoke about the immobility in our education system where a student who enters the Normal (Technical) stream has little chance of leaving this stream. I spoke about how streaming can discourage some students. How is MOE addressing the concerns of social stratification due to streaming?....

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Physical and Non-physical Connectivity

Cut by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Physical and Non-physical Connectivity Chairman, 1. Physical and non-physical connectivity has traditionally under-pinned Singapore’s success as a Global-Asia hub.   2. As ASEAN and the larger Asia region continues to grow, they are also becoming better connected to the world. Across the world, technology also changing the way people and business connect with one another, and shortening and shifting supply chains.....

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Command emphasis in SAF, Relations with Malaysia

Cuts by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim during the Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Ministry of Defence Command Emphasis Mr Chairman, Safety is one of the SAF’s core values and it is integral to mission success. It enhances the soldiers’ confidence and enables the SAF to conduct realistic training and to operate effectively during missions. Safety, while an individual responsibility, is also a command responsibility. I understand that our commanders are trained in command schools on the requirements on how to conduct training safely,....

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Strengthening support for NS and Total Defence

Cuts by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Defence’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 MINDEF Accord Chairman, 1.As a member of MINDEF Advisory Council on Community Relations, or MINDEF ACCORD, for the past 3 years, I have witnessed first-hand how MINDEF successfully build broad support from society, from businesses, schools and various communities. 2.In particular, I would like to commend MINDEF on its successful engagement of Singaporeans through NS50 in the past year. 3.Nevertheless, in the wake of the recent training incidents,....

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