Sharks fin, secondhand smoke and students on financial assistance scheme

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 14-15 Jan 2019 1.To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether sharks fin is still being served at events organised by or for the public service; and (b) whether sharks fin will be served at future events organised by or for the public service. Answer: Mr Chan Chun Sing (for the Prime Minister): Public agencies abide by the procurement principles of fairness, transparency and value-for-money. Agencies decide on their respective menus based on what is prudent and appropriate for the occasion.....

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Help ex-offenders support inmates

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 51/2018] MHA’s response Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. It is important to review the existing framework to ensure that we are up to date with the evolving drug landscape.  I would like to seek a few clarifications and offer some suggestions. Effectiveness of penalties as deterrence I am happy to note that the proposed amendments as a whole reflect a move towards strengthening rehabilitation for drug offenders,....

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How to enforce regulations for foreign payment businesses? 

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Payment Services Bill [Bill no. 48/2018] MAS’ Response Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill, which reflects the delicate balance that has to be struck between the government’s roles of regulating risks and promoting innovation in the payments industry. This balance is struck by the calibrated approach taken in applying safeguards relating to standards of consumer protection,....

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Pre-emptive steps to curb infectious diseases

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 52/2018] Reply from MOH Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill that will increase our responsiveness to infectious diseases. The most effective responses to infectious diseases are steps that are taken pre-emptively to curb the risk of any emerging threats. The Bill provides the stakeholders with the necessary powers to respond ahead of time of any outbreaks,....

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