PQs from Henry Kwek

14-18 May 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the Government’s overall approach to create a positive learning and personal development environment for children staying at the various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes. Answer 2.  To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the current number of children and youth under 21 who are currently residing within various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes and whether this number has increased or decreased over the years.....

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Remind everyone to designate LPA

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Speech on Amendment of Vulnerable Adult Bill Mr. Speaker, 1. I rise in support of the amendment. 2. I would also like to put on record my thanks to the MSF officers who work very hard to not just care for the needy, but always proactively consult VWOs as we change the law. 3. Members from the VWO sector whom I spoke to are supportive of this amendment. It strengthens how we protect our vulnerable adults,....

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Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on President’s Address Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect; Driving Our Economy Through Data and Digital Transformation Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion. 1. There has been much discussion about fighting inequality and blurring emerging social divides. It boils down to different perspectives – is the glass half-empty, or half-full? a. We have a functional meritocracy with varied pathways of success. But our needy also face structural issues.....

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Update anti-terrorism powers

Read the response speech here. Henry Kwek MP for Nee Soon GRC Speech on Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill 1. I rise in support of the bill. 2. It is important to note that this is not the 1st time the law enforcers have been given special powers to deal with security threats. 3. The POPA was enacted in 1958 to provide police with the special powers to deal with large-scale communal riots, which was the key threat back then.....

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