Promote productivity, entrepreneurship and workplace satisfaction

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (Amendment) Bill Introduction Madam Speaker, I welcome the restructuring efforts for government bodies to specialise in their respective roles, enabling Singapore to have a more targeted push to develop a stronger workforce. I commend the move to transfer WDA’s previously held role in education and training to a new agency. I believe that having separate agencies with a more targeted focus will allow for more robust decision making.....

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Worldwide Leadership in Applied Technology

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Government Technology Agency Bill Introduction Madam Speaker, this Bill will catapult Singapore to worldwide leadership in applied technology, and I stand in full support of it. Smart Nation It will pave the way for Singapore to go full speed ahead as a Smart Nation, providing top class infrastructure for people and businesses to thrive. Minister Yaacob shared that this will encourage citizens to participate in the co-creation of public digital services,....

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Employment Claims for Everyone

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Employment Claims Bill. Read Minister Lim Swee Say’s response here. Introduction Madam Speaker, I welcome this progressive Bill which expedites the resolution of salary disputes, thereby ensuring that our labour laws continue to provide better protection of workers. However, allow me to highlight five areas of concern. Representation in proceedings My first concern is on representation in proceedings in Clause 19.....

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Prevent trial by public opinion

Second Reading Speech by Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill on 15 Aug 2016 Madam Speaker, 1 I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a Second Time”. I. Introduction 2 Madam Speaker, this Bill seeks to set out in statutory form the law of contempt; and the processes in enforcing the law. 3 In my speech, I will deal with the need to set out the laws in written form.....

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