Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on President’s Address Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect; Driving Our Economy Through Data and Digital Transformation Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion. 1. There has been much discussion about fighting inequality and blurring emerging social divides. It boils down to different perspectives – is the glass half-empty, or half-full? a. We have a functional meritocracy with varied pathways of success. But our needy also face structural issues.....

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Strengthening the Spirit of Giving

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the President’s Address 2018   Sir, our President shared the importance of fostering a compassionate and caring society and a giving society where everyone lends a helping hand.   Beyond the dollars and cents, renewing our economy, strengthening our fiscal position, which are important to our survival, the heartware of this nation is equally important.   How we care for one another,....

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Fortifying Singapore’s Resolve to Stay United Against the Threat of Terrorism

Speech by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam in Parliament on 3 Oct 2017 I.     INTRODUCTION 1.     I thank Mr De Souza for moving this Motion and thank members for their views. Many constructive suggestions have been made, which my ministry will study. I also thank the members from the Workers’ Party for very constructive suggestions and we will look at them.   2.     I will set out the types of threats we face,....

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Inclusiveness and Fraud Concerns with Digital Notices

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PROPERTY TAX (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 02 OCT 2017 Mr Speaker Sir I rise in support of the Bill. However, I have a few concerns especially with regards to the proposed amendments. One of these is the use of digital notices by tax payers. It’s on an opt out basis, meaning people will have to specifically choose to receive paper notices.....

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