Louis Ng, Member of Parliament

Louis Ng, Member of Parliament

17022023 BF - Louis Ng

17 February 2023
Morning Shot: Are Budget 2023 parent support measures bold enough?
Budget 2023 focused largely on strengthening Singapore's social compact, with a slew of new support measures targeted at parents. But are they bold enough?
Louis Ng, Member of Parliament of Nee Soon GRC who's also a father of three shares his take.

[Find Us on Podcast Platforms]
Awedio | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | OmnyStudio

[Contact Us]
Presenter: Lynlee Foo
Producer: Yeo Kai Ting (ykaiting@sph.com.sg)

[More Podcast from MoneyFM89.3]
Breakfast with Lynlee Foo, Ryan Huang and Rachel Kelly
Your Money with Michelle Martin
The Afternoon Update with Hongbin Jeong
Drive Time with Elliott Danker, Timothy Go & Chua Tian Tian
Friday Night LIVE with Neil Humphreys & Dan Koh
Glenn van Zutphen on Saturday Mornings with Neil Humphreys
News Headlines from The Straits Times presented by MONEY FM 89.3
Financial Updates from The Business Times presented by MONEY FM 89.3
Budget Preview by KPMG
Money Fact

1:04 - What are your thoughts on more paid paternity leave?

1:42 - So what do you think - how much is enough really? Is for four weeks enough or should we get four months for fathers as well?

2:21 - How about mothers, do you think the current 16 weeks is enough?

2:59 - So apart from paid leave, there are also a number of other financial initiatives for parents. Are there any challenges you foresee in implementing these initiatives, especially for employers?

3:37 - Share with us your own experience with raising children - how are the challenges faced by parents evolving?

4:28 - Especially during the COVID time we really felt the need for more leave to take care of our children right?

5:02 - Let's talk about help for single unwed parents. That's another segment of the population that you've talked about in Parliament. Aside from what's already in place, how else can the government better help these single unwed parents?

6:25 -  How far do you think these new initiatives go in solving some of those things that you've just mentioned?

6:57 - Moving ahead - as a parent, which other areas, on top of those that you've mentioned, are you hoping that the government will look into gaps that may not have been covered this time around in Budget 2023?

7:52 - And one more thing that is definitely good news in a sense, the lapse of foreign domestic worker levy tax relief, right?

Download this podcast.

Listen to his previous podcasts:

3 October 2020
Weekends: MP Louis Ng starts the debate on secondhand smoking in homes
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Louis Ng, Singapore Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament about his smoking bill and the battle against the effects of secondhand smoking in homes and his upcoming speech in the Singapore Parliament.

Download the podcast.

9 May 2020
Weekends: Singapore Wet Market Review
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Louis Ng, Member of Parliament, Nee Soon GRC about Singapore Parliament's review on the sale and slaughter of live animals in Singapore wet markets.

Download the podcast

Download Awedio App
Last Played
Last Played