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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Crude Oil Rates and Petrol Prices

Parliamentary Question by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 25 March 2o20 To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry in light of the plunge in crude oil rates (a) whether current retail prices at petrol pumps reflect this trend; and (b) if not, whether the Ministry will implement measures to ensure petrol companies adjust prices accordingly. Response....

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Protections for Singaporean Seafarers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 1/2020) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this bill. In 2016, we amended our laws in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to improve protections for crew abandoned by their ship-owners by mandating shipowners’ procuring of financial security. This ensures that seafarers are fairly compensated in the event of death or long-term disability due to occupational injury,....

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