Help Local Companies

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 9/2016]. Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in support of this Bill and I applaud the government’s support for pioneer industries and pioneer service companies and provide them with tax benefits. However, I would like to seek some brief clarifications and also make some suggestions. Selection Criteria for Pioneer Service Companies and Industries There are amendments to Section 17 of the Act but not to Section 17(2) specifically,....

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Reach Out to Most Vulnerable

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 11/2016]. Louis Ng with residents at an outing to the zoo in 2016 Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in support of the Bill and I am glad that the government is proposing amendments to enhance the protection of mentally incapacitated persons and also help Singaporeans and residents better plan for the future.....

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Bans Not Enough to Stamp Out Smoking

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE TOBACCO (CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE) (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 14 MAR 2016 1. Introduction 1. The enhancements to the Bill are evident indicators of the government’s unrelenting determination to create a smoke-free living environment in Singapore. In Singapore, tobacco kills about 2,500 smokers and 250 non-smokers each year, said the Health Promotion Board statistics in May 2015 .....

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Where the Women’s Charter can Improve

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 6/2016] Madam, I would like to speak on 4 issues for this Women’s Charter Amendment Bill and how we can make improvements. 1. PARENTING PROGRAMME ON DIVORCE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SITUATIONS The new Section 94A implements MSF’s proposal that parties with children must complete a mandatory parenting programme before they can file for divorce,....

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