Four Clarifications on Healthcare Services Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Healthcare Services Bill 2019 (Bill No. 37/2019) Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. The update is timely. In the 39 years since the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act was enacted, the healthcare landscape has seen significant changes, including a shift toward digital and online services. At the same time, Singapore faces an ageing population and an increased prevalence of chronic diseases.....

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Increasing oversight on banks

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Banking (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Bill No. 35/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. The amendments, which update the Banking Act have been through two rounds of consultations. The MAS has also published a detailed response to feedback received on the proposed amendments. I commend the transparency and rigour of MAS’ consultation process. I am heartened that increasingly we see not just public consultations on Bills but also detailed responses to the feedback received.....

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Child seats, Childcare leave

Parliamentary Questions from Mr. Louis Ng on 4-5 November 1) To ask the Minister for Health (a) when will the review of the pilot Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening programme be completed; and (b) how will the Ministry determine whether the pilot has been successful. Response 2) To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider banning the practices of declawing cats and debarking dogs in the upcoming review of standards in the pet sector.....

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Help sex workers transit out of the industry

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Bill No. 29/2019) Introduction Sir, let me start by saying that I stand in support of the Bill. I do not doubt that there is a need to curb vice activities perpetuated through online platforms and I agree that this is a serious concern that must be addressed. I also support MHA’s intent to deprive vice syndicates of operating space,....

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