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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Deter act of influencing others to do drugs

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF MISUSE OF DRUGS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 15 JAN 2019 MHA’s response Mr Speaker, Despite repeated efforts by law enforcement agencies, the problem of drug trafficking and drug abuse is still an issue in Singapore. A whole menu of drugs from cannabis, heroin, methamphetamine and others are commonly abused by the teens and older persons, including women.  In light of this,....

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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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