Treating cleaners fairly

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 39/2018]   Introduction    Sir, I declare my interest as the Chairman of the Nee Soon Town Council and I stand in full support of the Bill.   The proposed amendments will help to make a significant difference in the lives of our cleaners. Our cleaners play a vital role in our community and yet some receive very little appreciation for the work that they do and for some,....

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Will technology deliver a truly clean S’pore?

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT   Mr Speaker, One of the determining factors of decent living standards is a healthy and hygienic environment. This is especially so in a densely populated city state like Singapore. Many young Singaporeans take our clean and green environment for granted, for they have not been through the days when viruses could spread by indiscriminate spitting,....

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Towards a Plastic-Lite Singapore

Adjournment Motion Speech “Towards a Plastic-Lite Singapore” by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on 1 October 2018.   Introduction   1.8 not million, not billion but trillion. Sir, a recent study found 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing a total of 80,000 tonnes, currently floating in a stretch of ocean between California and Hawaii. And researchers estimate that humans dump 8 million tonnes of plastic in the ocean every year.  ....

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Microbeads, disease costs and starting salaries

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 10 Sep 2018 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) whether the Ministry monitors the amounts of microbeads in reservoirs, tap water, and discharge into the ocean; (b) what percentage of microbeads is removed during the water treatment process; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider banning cosmetics that contain microbeads. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) when will the Ministry make public the full findings of the animal monitoring programme conducted at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve,....

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