Derrick Goh on Registration of Births and Deaths Bill

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Registration of Births and Deaths Bill Mdm Deputy Speaker, Coming on the heels of the recent publication of Census 2020, it is important for the relevant Government agencies to be updated and have accurate records such as the registration of both the births and deaths in Singapore. These records assist in ensuring that our population data is accurate and allows us to use this information to plan and enact policies to respond to the needs of our population. ....

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Derrick Goh on Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 8/2021)  Mr Speaker sir,  The usage and safety of our roads is important to our citizens.  Over the years, this Government has put in much effort in improving road safety through legislation as well as non-legislative efforts.  Based on traffic police statistics, the efforts have shown to be effective.  While traffic fatalities have steadily declined over the last 10 years in absolute terms and a similar downtrend is seen in road traffic injuries sustained,....

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Derrick Goh on Significant Infrastructure Government Loan Bill

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Significant Infrastructure Government Loan Bill (Bill No. 6/2021)  Mr Speaker sir,  In March this year, the local media reported that Singapore was ranked 11th in the world in the latest Schroders Global Cities index. This index ranked cities by measuring key dimensions such as economic dynamism, innovation, sustainable environmental policies as well as transportation. Transportation infrastructure is a new factor included by the researchers this year as they noted that it is critical to supporting social mobility,....

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Extending support for local businesses to ride out pandemic

MP Derrick Goh’s speech during the debates on MTI’s Budget Supporting SMEs in the Longer term  Mr Chairman, SMEs have fed back that that they are grateful for the relief measures such as the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS).  One SME restaurant chain owner mentioned to me about how JSS helped her business stay afloat and survive the most difficult period last year allowing her to retain over 50 staff to reach the stage now where the business is seeing some improvement.  ....

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