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Support measures for Phases 2 and 3 (Heightened Alert)

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on the Ministerial Statement on Support Measures for Phase 2 (Heightened alert) Introduction Mdm, I thank the Government for this Budget, a recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing our economy.  That said, I hope the Government can also recognise that the problems sparked by this crisis are not just about money. They are also about time.  And on that note, I’m glad that our second Minister for Finance,....

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Strengthening the Singaporean Core

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on the Adjournment Motion on Strengthening the Singaporean Core. Introduction Mdm, it’s not fair. Today I will speak about the unfair discrimination women and mothers face before they take even a single step in the workplace.  Discrimination faced by women  I’m speaking up about this again because it is clear that women are treated unfairly at the workplaces.  Based on MOM’s data, women earned a median salary of $342 less than men even those doing the same type of job.....

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On plans to study the turnover rate Of social workers and number of cases involving employers receiving kickbacks from migrant workers

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 5 and 6 July. Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Manpower for each year in the past five years (a) how many cases involving employers receiving kickbacks from migrant workers did the Ministry investigate; and (b) of these investigations, how many led to (i) stern warnings (ii) charges and (iii) successful prosecutions against the employers Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether the Ministry is studying the turnover rates of social workers;....

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On Tripartite Standards Clinics and data on full-time caregivers to persons who suffer from permanent moderate disability

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 5 and 6 July. Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what are the current efforts to build the civic engagement sector for skilled facilitators to lead conversations in the community on sensitive topics of race and religion; (b) how are suitable and effective facilitators sourced for, identified and trained; and (c) how will the tracking, evaluation and scaling of the positive effects of these conversations on social cohesion be made within the community.....

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