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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Tap onto Opportunities afforded by ASEAN

Cut by Mr Henry Kwek during the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Committee of Supply debate 2020 Tap onto Opportunities afforded by ASEAN  Can MFA provide an update on key ASEAN’s progress and developments in the past year, including updates on issues such as: Upholding ASEAN centrality, Developing the Code of Conduct for South China Sea, and Fostering the ASEAN common market? Amidst the climate of major power rivalry and weakening multilateralism, ASEAN continues to be an effective driver for multilateralism.....

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Better Support for SME and Startups

Cuts by Mr Henry Kwek during Ministry of Finance (MOF) Committee of Supply debate 2020   Better Support for SME and Startups The Singapore government is at the global forefront of public policy formulation and implementation. It is also one of the largest procurer of goods and services. Naturally, it constitutes an important demonstration platform and springboards for many companies, especially for SMEs and start-ups, that want to deliver innovative solutions for Singapore and beyond. This is especially so for smart city,....

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Emerge Stronger

Speech for 2020 Budget Debate by Henry Kwek, MP for Kebun Baru, Nee Soon GRC. Emerge Stronger Mr. Speaker Sir, Our Response to the Coronavirus Crisis 1. I would start with our response to the Coronavirus crisis. First, most Singaporeans are heartened by the speed and scale of our initial economic response. The pressing issue is now is effective implementation of the short-term economic package, and a dynamic response as the crisis unfolds. a. Effective implementation requires all parties to partner with one another,....

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