Prepare Students for Life

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on Motion on Education for Our Future   Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion.   Introduction 1        By most measures, we have an excellent education system, and our system has kept up with the times, and our nation’s needs. 2        To meet tomorrow’s needs, I would like to propose that we fine-tune the way we evaluate our students. Doing this will strengthen the critical thinking and relevance of our students learning the humanities and applied subjects,....

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Trade disputes, Temasek returns and elderly issues

PQs from Kwek Hian Chuan Henry, 9-11 July 2018 1.To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry what are the implications on our economy and industries arising from (i) the increasing trade dispute between US and the rest of the world (ii) the current outlook of a multilateralism trading system and (iii) the recent efforts of EU and China in exploring closer trade links. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Finance on how Temasek Holdings and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation have performed in terms of investment returns over the long term.....

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Shared bicycles, freebie bags and CCTVs

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 9-11 July 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what is the notice period required by any shared bicycle operator to give to the LTA when it wants to cease operations; (b) what is the redress for users who have paid deposits for their services; and (c) what assistance can LTA give to these depositors. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether he can provide an update on plans for heavy vehicle parking spaces in housing estates;....

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Educate public on Small Claims process

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNALS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 9 JULY 2018 Reply from Ministry of Law Mr Speaker, The Small Claims Tribunals (SCT) is an important platform to resolve small claims between consumers and retailers or suppliers. With the rise of entrepreneurship, and also the advent of on-line shopping, the cases of disputes between parties are likely to rise.....

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