Gender Equality in Divorce Laws

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE WOMEN’S CHARTER (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 29 FEB 2016 Video of speech Base alimony on needs, not gender 1. Gender equality has long been a heavily debated issue across national borders, cultures and generations. Regardless how far we have come, how much further we should go, one thing is for sure – as a nation, we pledged to build an equal and democratic society.....

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Tending the Flame of Volunteerism

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH AT THE SECOND READING OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 1 MAR 2016 Video of speech Support for expansion of Community Volunteer Scheme 1. Volunteers have always been valuable resources to any community. Whether it is to help out in a civil disaster, provide companionship at a nursing home or even a neighbourhood clean-up programme. Undoubtedly without volunteers, many projects and plans would not be able to achieve the desired results.....

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Helping retrenched PMETs

ISSUE RAISED BY LOUIS NG KOK KWANG IN PARLIAMENT ON 1 MAR 2016 Video of speech Many residents are concerned about the slowdown in the global economy. The PMETs especially are concerned about being retrenched and if there are unfortunately retrenched, what assistance will be provided to them to re-train and upgrade themselves for re-employment. I raised these concerns in Parliament and Minister Lim Swee Say replied that: “The Ministry of Manpower is committed to actively support retrenched workers,....

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Minister Shanmugam’s statement on case of Benjamin Lim

Click here to view this speech as a Prezi presentation. Introduction 1. Madam Speaker, this is a very sad case – A young girl has been traumatised. A boy’s life has ended prematurely. 2. We must do right, by these two young lives. When Police deal with young persons who have committed offences, their main aim is to rehabilitate them, so that they can go on to lead a crime-free life. That gives them a second chance.....

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