Questions on registering foreign engineers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Professional Engineers (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 30/2017]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill, which will enhance the role of the Professional Engineers Board (PEB) and strengthen the engineering profession. Much has been reported about the manpower crunch in the engineering sector due to the decreased attractiveness of the profession to young people. The expanded role of the PEB will help to further advance industry development and broaden its appeal as a profession to address the skills gap that currently exists.....

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Threshold to appoint Official Manager too high?

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 29/2017]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Better governance and transparency is welcomed in light of the numerous cases brought to the Strata Titles Board and media on disputes involving Subsidiary Proprietors and MCSTs. The Bill enhances the self-regulating nature of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act,....

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Leave to care for parents and sick children

PQs from Louis Ng on 11th Sep 2017 1. To ask the Prime Minister whether the Ministry will consider allowing parents to use their paid sick leave entitlement to care for their sick children or allowing this at least for parents of premature, multiple births or babies with congenital illness. 2. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether the lack of a fire-rated entrance door affects the design of a HDB flat as a fire compartment;....

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What China’s Rise Means for Singapore and World

Minister Shanmugam’s Speech on the Belt and Road Initiative in (Mostly) Pictures Geopolitical Trends 1. China will be a superpower. Largest world economy and largest trading nation Technologically, militarily – China will become a more significant player. Already leading in innovation and infrastructure. 2.Change of relative power between America and China US has a significant lead, but over time, will have less and less scope for unilateral action, especially in areas of the globe where China has strong interests.....

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