Consistency in Public Sector Governance

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Public Sector (Governance) Bill [Bill No. 45/2017]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Establishing a system of governance with greater accountability and transparency in our public sector is welcomed. I support the Bill’s objective, which aspires to remove independent vertical units, commonly known as silos, and creates a whole-of government connected approach to delivering public services.....

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Safeguards on Expanding Powers of ICA Officers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Immigration (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 46/2017]   Introduction Sir, while I understand the overriding security necessity of responding swiftly to incidents at the checkpoints, allowing ICA officers to exercise certain Police powers are an expansion of executive powers, which should be done cautiously. We should thus closely scrutinise the powers this Bill gives to ICA officers to ensure that there is a sound basis and sufficient checks for each extension of power.....

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Professionalising the Moneylending Industry

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 48/2017] Introduction Sir, I welcome the move by the Bill to professionalise the moneylending industry. With these amendments and although I know it will take a lot more time, I hope stories of corridor walls being graffitied with O$P$ signs, locks vandalised with glue, and front doors being splashed with paint will be a thing of the past.....

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