SG Cares Volunteer Centres and Additional Support for the Arts

Cuts by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth (MCCY) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 SG Cares Volunteer Centres Singapore’s caring and kindness, along with progress in our society’s civic, culture, and sports arena, is fuelled by the passion of our country’s volunteers. MCCY has done an excellent job to identify, nurture, and empower them. We need to look no further than Team Nile, or our Museum Volunteers, to see proof of that.....

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Support for Senior Workers

Cut by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 Support for Senior Workers Prior to this budget, to help our senior workers age with purpose and dignity, Singapore already has a set of pro-senior worker policies, including: Our Retirement and Re-employment Act, our Senior Employment Credit, to help our seniors stay employed, Our Enhance CPF returns to help with retirement adequacy, and Work-Pro to help our companies redesign jobs for older workers.....

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Up-skilling, Re-skilling, Job Re-design

Cuts by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 Up-skilling, Re-skilling, Job Re-design In the face of tectonic economic and technology shifts, up-skilling and re-skilling is paramount to good employment outcomes for Singaporeans. One can argue that success in both of these are some of the hardest public policy that very governments have achieve. Why? Successful up-skilling is usually done by successful companies. Because successful companies are the ones who have a clear vision for the future,....

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SAF training areas, F-35 and Digital Defence

Cuts by Mr Henry Kwek during MINDEF’s Committee of Supply debate 2020 [Training Areas]    Last year, I had the opportunity to visit SAF’s training camp at Brunei. It was heartening to see the dedication of our servicemen who had to man our overseas detachment, and to facilitate the training of our visiting SAF soldiers. Over the years, going overseas training has become a part of what it means to be a member of the SAF, whether it is regulars,....

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