Protections for Singaporean Seafarers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 1/2020) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this bill. In 2016, we amended our laws in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to improve protections for crew abandoned by their ship-owners by mandating shipowners’ procuring of financial security. This ensures that seafarers are fairly compensated in the event of death or long-term disability due to occupational injury,....

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Wildlife Act: Strengthening Wildlife Protection Legislation in Singapore

Introduction Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Wild Animals and Birds (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 15/2020)  Introduction Mr. Speaker, I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a Second time.” My Journey to Today’s Bill Sir, my journey in amending the Wild Animals and Birds Act (WABA) started more than 14 years ago, before I became a member of this House. On 13 March 2006,....

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Calling for better working environment for lift technicians

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Building Control (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 10/2020)  Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. Professionals from the lift industry have shared with me that lift maintenance is known as the 3D industry – it is dark, dirty, and dangerous. I would like to express my appreciation for the lift technicians who work tirelessly in dark, warm lift shafts to ensure that we can enjoy smooth and safe lift rides in our vertical city.....

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MP Louis Ng Introduced Bill to Amend Wild Animals and Birds Act

Member of Parliament (MP) Louis  introduced his first Private Member’s Bill proposing tougher measures to protect Singapore’s wildlife through amendments to the Wild Animals and Birds Act (WABA). Here is his speech during the first reading. —– Mr Speaker, I beg to move, ‘That leave be given to introduce a Bill intituled ‘An Act to amend the Wild Animals and Birds Act (Chapter 351 of the 2000 Revised Edition).’ Sir, after more than two years of work by the Wild Animals Legislation Review Committee (WALRC),....

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