Skills to make our dreams come true

SkillsFuture Bill- Speech By Kwek Hian Chuan Henry, MP for Nee Soon GRC in Parliament on 16 Aug 2016. The speech was delivered in Chinese, read it in Chinese here. • Ag Min Ong Ye Kung said before in this House, “Our children are growing up in a new world, striking paths into a Singapore that is more inclusive, all-embracing, a place where we can celebrate diverse talents and gifts. Education must be at the heart of this journey,....

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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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