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Louis Ng Kok Kwang is the Chief Executive of ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society), a charity he founded when he was an undergraduate in 2001. He oversees the organisation, which focuses on fostering a spirit of volunteerism and working with the community to address animal welfare issues. Upon his graduation in 2002, Louis began his career at ACRES, leading the organisation from being volunteer-run to one with an annual revenue of over S$1 million in 2014.
Since 2008, Louis has been volunteering in grassroots organisations, including in Nee Soon, Kembangan-Chai Chee and Joo Chiat. He has been a member of the Animal Welfare Legislation Review Committee and the Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Committee since 2012, where he assisted in drafting the new animal protection legislation in Singapore.
He was elected as MP for Nee Soon East in 2015. He is very active in Parliament, including on the Government Parliamentary Committees for National Development, Home Affairs and Law, and Environment and Water Resources. In his first year as an MP, he set out to experience different jobs like a cleaner, a coffeeshop assistant, a healthcare worker, etc., to better understand the issues different Singaporeans face.
Louis received the Advocate of the Year award in the inaugural Singapore Advocacy Awards in 2014. He also received the Inaugural Yahoo! Singapore 9 award in 2011, which recognises nine Singaporeans who made a significant difference to society in the past year. He was also awarded The Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award in 2007 and the HSBC/ NYAA (National Youth Achievement Award) Environmental Award in 2002.
After receiving his early education at St. Gabriel’s Secondary School and Catholic Junior College, Louis obtained a degree in Biology at the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Primate Conservation at the Oxford Brookes University.
Louis served as a Commando Fighter in the 1st Commando Battalion during his national service and in the 10th Commando Battalion during his reservist. As a commando, it has been ingrained in him to never give up and to always be prepared to serve and defend Singapore at all costs, if the need ever arises.
Louis believes in the importance of making a positive difference, and giving more than receiving. He has dedicated his life towards serving the community and treasures the various opportunities he has been given.
In addition to volunteering, Louis enjoys jogging, going to the gym, reading, travelling, and wildlife watching.
Louis is married with three daughters.
Ng Kok Kwang Louis
- One of the most vocal MPs
- Founded animal welfare charity ACRES and built it into a self-sustaining, dynamic organisation
- Involved in grassroots and advocacy for many years before becoming an MP
- Independent-minded in his fight for the needy and vulnerable
- Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East
- Chairman of Nee Soon Town Council, where he raised productivity and morale
- Zero Waste Nee Soon East masterplan
- Project Hearts for rental flat families
- Horse therapy for children with special needs
- Upcoming elderly hub and Chye Kay Village Memorial Garden
Policy Ideas (most have been adopted nationally):
- Ex-spouse’s consent no longer needed for divorcees to buy a flat
- Equal maternity leave for single parents
- Removal of streaming in secondary schools
- One of the few backbenchers to introduce his own bill (the Wild Animals and Birds Bill)
- Spoke up for needy children, rehabilitating offenders, extending Eldershield payouts, etc.
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2. Man for Beast: The Monday interview with Louis Ng
3. Louis Ng: “Animals will not be my only pet cause.”
4. MP Louis Ng to try different jobs for ‘first-hand experience’
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6. Louis Ng Walks the Talk
7. Maverick Politician
8. Nee Soon: Your Home With a Heart
9. Free community water park for children opens in Yishun