Half Our Potential

by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah “The key is education. Old-fashioned attitudes of teaching women enough to be literate and useful wives have undergone profound changes in the last 20 years. Societies which do not educate and use half their potential because they are women are those which will be worse off.” – Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 1975 The quote above means a lot to me. Without Mr Lee Kuan Yew thinking this way, I would not be who I am today.....

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How I Quit Smoking

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRCat the Second Reading of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 10/2016]. Introduction Madam Speaker, this Bill intends to introduce more controls and measures to reduce smoking rates in Singapore. As a former smoker, I fully support the controls and measures that will be put in place. Controlling advertisements On October 12, 2013, I took my last puff after smoking for 17 years.....

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Help Local Companies

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 9/2016]. Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in support of this Bill and I applaud the government’s support for pioneer industries and pioneer service companies and provide them with tax benefits. However, I would like to seek some brief clarifications and also make some suggestions. Selection Criteria for Pioneer Service Companies and Industries There are amendments to Section 17 of the Act but not to Section 17(2) specifically,....

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Reach Out to Most Vulnerable

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 11/2016]. Louis Ng with residents at an outing to the zoo in 2016 Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in support of the Bill and I am glad that the government is proposing amendments to enhance the protection of mentally incapacitated persons and also help Singaporeans and residents better plan for the future.....

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