Paternity Leave and Gender-Equal Workplace Practices

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng on 6 April 2020 1) To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what plans does the Ministry have to tackle the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in our prisons; and (b) whether the Ministry can ensure that all inmates are vaccinated for Hepatitis B. Response 2) To ask the Prime Minister whether the Ministry will change the default arrangement of taking paternity leave so that fathers can split the two weeks of paternity leave into working days and take them in any combination within 12 months after the birth of the child without mutual agreement from the employer.....

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Planning For All Contingencies

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Parliamentary Elections (COVID-19 Special Arrangements) Bill (Bill No. 18/2020)  Introduction Sir, it was Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert who said of the COVID-19 virus, “You don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline”. I am supportive of planning for all contingencies to enable as many eligible Singaporean voters to cast their votes as possible in a General Election.....

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Government-paid childcare leave for parents affected by COVID-19

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the Ministerial Statement on Additional Support Measures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Introduction Sir, I thank the government for providing a Resilience and Solidarity Budget that provides increased assistance to many Singaporeans in this time of great need. Many residents have shared how appreciative they are and thank the government for this. Sir, I have four points to raise in relation to this Resilience and Solidarity Budget.....

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Helping mothers who breastfeed

Parliamentary Questions by MP Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 26 March 2020 1) To ask the Minister for Education (a) what percentage of (i) primary schools (ii) secondary schools and (iii) postsecondary educational institutions currently have at least one lactation room; and (b) whether the Ministry can make it compulsory for all schools and educational institutions to have at least one lactation room. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether there are any regulations that prohibit mothers to breastfeed their children in public.....

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