Standardise Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill [Bill No. 24/2018]   Introduction Sir, I welcome this move to standardise border enforcement provisions across our Intellectual Property (IP) Acts. These provisions allow information and documents possessed by the Government to be shared, upon request, for private purposes such as research, or to institute infringement proceedings. I would like to raise questions and comments on amendments relating to requests for information,....

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Make small claims cost-efficient

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 23/2018] Reply from Ministry of Law   Introduction Sir, I welcome this update to the Small Claims Tribunals which provides a time and cost-efficient dispute resolution channel for many. In particular, I welcome the move to carve out greater space for mediation for the resolution of small claims. This recognises the value of collaborative conflict resolution that preserves relationships even where the claim amounts are relatively low.....

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PQs from Louis Ng

Parliamentary questions from Louis Ng, 14-18 May 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether the Minister will consider reviewing the Criminal Procedure Code to (i) provide the courts with sentencing discretion for offences mandating imprisonment and caning where the offender is intellectually disabled and (ii) expand the sentencing options for intellectually disabled offenders such as mandatory treatment orders. Answer   2. To ask the Minister for Finance (a) what is the rationale behind allowing taxi drivers but not private-hire vehicle drivers to deduct expenses such as vehicle rental fees,....

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PQs from Henry Kwek

14-18 May 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the Government’s overall approach to create a positive learning and personal development environment for children staying at the various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes. Answer 2.  To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the current number of children and youth under 21 who are currently residing within various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes and whether this number has increased or decreased over the years.....

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