Sustainability and Climate Change

COS SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT PARLIAMENT’S BUDGET 2020 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE FOR THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES Sir, I beg to move that the sum to be allocated to Head L of the main estimates be reduced by $100. Climate change is a significant problem. We have witnessed its far-reaching effects in many countries, from droughts and floods to bush fires. We are fortunate that thus far we have not had to grapple with direct effects of natural disasters caused by climate change.....

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Taxi Drivers’ Medical Assessments, Jaywalking Problems

Parliamentary Questions by Er Dr. Lee Bee Wah on 27 Feb 2020 1) To ask the Minister for Transport whether taxi drivers aged 65 and above who have taken their medical assessments for their personal driving licence may be exempted from retaking the same tests for their vocational licence within the same year. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the past year, how many people have been penalised for jaywalking; (b) how does the Ministry monitor areas where jaywalking is prevalent;....

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Government’s Approach to Climate Change

Cut by Er Dr. Lee Bee Wah during Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Committee of Supply debate 2020 Government’s Approach to Climate Change Chairman We have heard much about Singapore’s commitment to Climate Change and this is indeed encouraging. There was a consultation exercise on our long-term low-emissions development strategy last year, can SM Teo share what is the outcome of this? Could SM Teo also share, are we on track to meet our commitment to the Paris Agreement?....

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You’ll never walk alone

ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, RESPONSE TO BUDGET 2020 SPEECH IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker, Sir I congratulate our Finance Minister for presenting this very caring and heart-warming budget which will take us through the difficult circumstances caused by COVID-19. It is like a very much needed vaccine to support our economy especially the badly affected sectors, and also to protect jobs for our people. Having said that I would like to raise a few pointers for the Minister to consider.....

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