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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My Experience as a Cleaner

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the National Environment Agency (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill [Bill No. 7/2016]. Introduction Madam, this Bill will allow NEA to appoint auxiliary officers which may include volunteers and give them certain enforcement powers. This will partially help tackle the littering problem in Singapore and is a undoubtedly a positive step forward. This, however, cannot be the only focus or the main focus of our efforts towards a clean Singapore.....

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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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