Protect Parents’ Freedom to Choose Formulas

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Sale of Food (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 42/2017] Introduction Sir, I welcome the amendments to the Sale of Food Act, which expands its purview to preventing misleading conduct in the sale of food and ensuring the provision of information to help consumers make informed choices. On the issue of consumer empowerment, I would like to raise some concerns over business practices that affect decision-making over food for the most vulnerable consumers – infants.....

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Flexibility in childcare rules

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 28 FEB 2017 Video Madam Speaker, 1. Early childhood education takes place during the formative years, a time when a child is most receptive to learning. It is crucial to their development and sets the cornerstone of their adult years. It is good that the government is constantly reviewing the needs of this sector.....

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A child educated only at school is an uneducated child

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Early Childhood Development Centres Bill [Bill No. 7/2017] Video Madam, I stand in support of this Bill and I thank the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) for the extensive public consultation it conducted. Notwithstanding the many positives in the Bill, I would like to seek several clarifications from the Minister. Ensuring the quality is maintained Firstly, the decision to include license conditions is certainly a good move as it is testament of the effort to ensure that the quality of early childhood development centres is maintained.....

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