More precious time with our loved ones

Budget response speech by Louis Ng Introduction “Daddy why don’t I take the school bus so that you do not need to rush anymore”. Those words by my daughter Ella cut through my heart like a knife. My 6 year old daughter taught me an important lesson that morning when I was sending her to school last year, a very painful lesson. She made me realise that it was time to slow down and not rush all the time especially in front of her,....

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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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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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