Derrick Goh on Debt Collection Bill

Sir, against the backdrop of debt collection harassment as a cause for concern, this Debt Collection Bill is apt and timely. I would first like to commend how MHA has considered debt collection to be a legitimate activity that facilitates the fulfilment of financial obligations. The proposed regulatory framework in my opinion achieves a balance between stemming undesirable conduct and avoiding being overly burdensome for the debt collection industry.   It is on this premise that I have some comments and clarifications.....

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On ensuring adequate rest for nurses

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 1 and 2 August 2022  Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the minimum number of hours of rest a nurse should have between shifts; and (b) how does the Ministry ensure that restructured hospitals’ rosters allow nurses to have that minimum number of hours of rest. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will broaden the National Wellness Committee’s scope of work to also include the working hours and conditions of nurses instead of only for junior doctors.....

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Louis Ng on Singapore Armed Forces and Other Matters Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment No. 2) Bill and the Singapore Armed Forces and Other Matters Bill (Bills No. 15/2022 and 16/2022) Introduction Mdm, Singapore must guard against cyberattacks, and the creation of DIS is an important move in the right direction. I have four areas for clarification for this Bill. Risk of misused powers My first clarification is on the possible intrusion of DIS’s activities on civilian life.....

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Louis Ng on Public Defenders Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Public Defenders Bill (Bill No. 17/2022) Introduction Sir, this Bill will establish a Public Defender’s Office, which is a significant step towards increasing access to criminal justice. I have clarifications to raise in respect of three areas.  Scope of offences My first area of clarification is on the scope of offences. I have two clarifications. First, the PDO will collaborate with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme,....

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