Ethical investing, giving way to ambulances and juvenile homes

PQs from Louis Ng on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether ambulances are allowed to run red traffic lights when attending to emergencies; (b) if not, whether there are plans to allow this; and (c) what are the steps that the Ministry is taking to encourage motorists to give way to ambulances. Answer Ambulances can legally run red lights and make unauthorised U-turns from Dec 1 2. ....

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Protect Parents’ Freedom to Choose Formulas

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Sale of Food (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 42/2017] Introduction Sir, I welcome the amendments to the Sale of Food Act, which expands its purview to preventing misleading conduct in the sale of food and ensuring the provision of information to help consumers make informed choices. On the issue of consumer empowerment, I would like to raise some concerns over business practices that affect decision-making over food for the most vulnerable consumers – infants.....

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Establish Travel Industry Compensation Fund

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Travel Agents (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 41/2017] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Providing better consumer safeguards against errant travel agents, while balancing this with measures to facilitate a pro-business environment for the travel industry is welcomed. I have comments and queries on two aspects of the Bill. STB’s powers to make regulations which impose restrictions or obligations on contracts between travellers and travel agents Clause 19 expands the regulation-making powers of STB.....

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Creating Space for Filial Piety

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 37/2017] Introduction Sir, the focus of CPF is to provide for a steady income stream that can provide Singaporeans with basic support for their retirement expenses. I am heartened to note that the amendments to the CPF Act will improve the retirement adequacy of older CPF members by lowering the threshold for CPF members to make transfers to their parents and grandparents.....

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