Louis Ng on Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill updates the CPF rules to limit the CPF scheme to only SCs and PRs. The Bill also updates rules relating to the death of a CPF member. CPF is one of Singapore’s unique features. CPF plays an important role in our social stability by helping Singaporeans have a strong retirement nest egg set aside to age gracefully. I support this Bill as it represents a continued focus on this purpose.....

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Louis Ng on Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill will strengthen the training of law graduates and better equip them to enter the legal profession. Key amendments introduced include decoupling admission to the Singapore bar from practice training, increasing the practice training period, allowing limited rights to practise after six months’ training and introducing a moratorium for practice training contract applications. I have three clarifications to raise. My first set of clarifications relate to the moratorium date on applications for training contracts. ....

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On living conditions of migrant workers

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis on 3 and 4 October 2023 Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) for each year in the past five years, what is the average amount of time granted to migrant workers who are on a work permit going through a Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management case to find a new employer; and (b) what is the current average number of workers who apply for an extension of the initial period granted Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) whether the Ministry has studied what are the safety precautions and restrictions practised by other countries and jurisdictions that allow for passengers to be ferried in the rear deck of goods vehicles travelling on roads;....

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On support for adult persons with special needs or disabilities

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 3 October 2023 Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether the Ministry keeps track of how many adult persons with special needs or persons with disability are financially dependent on their parents who have retired; (b) what are the current programmes and schemes available to help adult persons with special needs or disabilities to secure their own livelihood for their financial selfsufficiency,....

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