Boosting Plastic Recycling Efforts

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 6/2020) Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. The amendments align our legal framework to the Basel Convention, following recent changes to the convention that will curb large exports of contaminated plastic waste, including electronic waste, to developing countries. Plastic pollution is a pressing global concern.....

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Singapore made great leaps in institutionalised mediation

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Singapore Convention on Mediation Bill (Bill No. 5/2020) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. Mediation has been growing in prominence in Singapore’s dispute resolution landscape. One starting point for institutionalised mediation in Singapore could be then Attorney-General Chan Sek Keong’s speech at the Opening of the Legal Year 1996 on the need to look into mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution and suggestion to establish a commercial mediation centre.....

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Increasing oversight on banks

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Banking (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Bill No. 35/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. The amendments, which update the Banking Act have been through two rounds of consultations. The MAS has also published a detailed response to feedback received on the proposed amendments. I commend the transparency and rigour of MAS’ consultation process. I am heartened that increasingly we see not just public consultations on Bills but also detailed responses to the feedback received.....

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Taking a strong stance on global warming

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE RESOURCE SUSTAINABILITY BILL IN PARLIAMENT   Mr Speaker Sir We need to take a strong stance on global warming. We cannot afford to leave it to future generations to worry about. I’m glad to hear that we are both planning for climate change and rising sea levels; and doing our best to use resources sustainably. PM has announced that we want to cut waste sent to landfill by 30%.....

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