Let senior citizens be ambassadors of goodwill against hate speech

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, ON PARLIAMENT  MOTION ON RESTRICTING HATE SPEECH TO MAINTAIN RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HARMONY IN SINGAPORE Mr Speaker Sir I thank the Minister for this important debate and I support the Motion. As I’ve shared in this house before, I grew up in the turbulent 1960s in Malaysia. Those years were marred with several racial conflicts that saw many lives lost. There was curfew and even as a kid I could sense that something was wrong.....

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Haze from Johor

Parliamentary question from MP Lee Bee Wah on 1 April To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources: (a) whether Singapore has received any updates on the Johor government’s efforts to manage their hotspots and, if so, what are these; (b) how can the health and well-being of Singapore’s residents be safe-guarded against the long-term exposure to haze pollutants; and (c) whether there are plans to conduct outreach programmes to allay concerns and provide regular updates on the haze situation arising from hotspots in Johor.....

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Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Environment and Water Resources’ Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important Let’s do more on Zero Waste and help stop Climate Change In recent years, the concept of zero waste has been growing in popularity all over the world. In land-scarce Singapore, zero waste is even more critical. Semakau Island is currently our only landfill. The man-made island was supposed to meet our needs until 2045,....

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Safety and Recourse for Pedestrians

Cut by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Safety and Recourse For Pedestrians  Sir In 2018, the Minister revealed that the accidents involving PMDs, bicycles and power-assisted bikes increased threefold in 2017. Can the Minister share some updated statistics for 2018? How many such accidents were serious enough that someone was sent to hospital? I understand the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s preference to prioritise reduction of accidents. But accidents will happen,....

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