He Tingru: Embracing Unity in Diversity – Strengthening Inclusivity and Trust in Singapore’s Future

Ms He Tingru, Workers’ Party Member of Parliament for Sengkang GRC, called for greater unity in diversity and support for invisible and blue-collar workers in Singapore during a recent parliamentary debate.

She proposed time-use surveys to quantify the work of unpaid labourers, highlighted the need for holistic support for caregivers, and urged addressing key issues such as heat inequality and workplace safety for blue-collar and migrant workers.

Additionally, Ms He emphasized the importance of comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation and argued for the enactment of a Freedom of Information Act, with exceptions for national security and defense matters.

He Ting Ru urges Singapore to prioritize food insecurity and mental health support for vulnerable residents

Ms He Ting Ru, the Workers’ Party Nember of Parliament for Seng Kang GRC, delivered a speech at the Budget 2023 debate on Thursday (23 Feb), urging the government to consider the lessons learned from the pandemic and to build a resilient nation. She highlighted the impact of Covid-19 on the most vulnerable in society, … Read more

WP’s He Ting Ru seeks clarifications on intellectual property rights, consumer impact, exceptions introduced in Copyright Bill

COPYRIGHT BILL Speech by Ms He Ting Ru (Sengkang GRC MP) — Parliament, 13 September Mr Speaker, the Copyright Bill before us today was described by WIPO Magazine as Singapore’s biggest copyright reform in 30 years, and is drawn from an extended period of public consultation which started in 2016. The objectives of the Bill … Read more

Yale-NUS merger will not have any implications on current and future partnerships: Chan Chun Sing

The merger of Yale-NUS College (YNC) and the University Scholars Programme (USP) will not have any implications on any of the current and future partnerships that Singapore has, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Monday (13 Sep). According to Mr Chan, the decision to announce the merger of YNC and the USP … Read more

He Ting Ru: Shift away from traditional measures of success, and stop viewing gender equality as ‘gender wars’

On Tuesday (3 Aug), the Worker’s Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Sengkang GRC He Ting Ru put forth a private-members motion on empowering women. Ms He noted that while efforts have made progress for women possible so far, “true gender equality” hasn’t been achieved yet. In her opening remarks, Ms He cautioned against … Read more

River Valley High tragedy: Media advised against approaching students and staff after incident, but entitled to be in nearby public areas “as long as they wanted”, says Rahayu Mahzam

While members of the media were advised against approaching the students and staff of River Valley High School on the day the alleged murder of a Secondary One student took place, they were entitled to be in nearby public areas “as long as they wanted”, said Parliamentary Secretary for Communications and Information Rahayu Mahzam in … Read more

Familial ties scheme reviewed a month after Workers’ Party MP filed parliamentary question to MHA in Feb this year

The entry of the index case in the KTV cluster into Singapore via the “familial ties” lane has drawn the intrigue and bewilderment of members of the public. The patient, a short-term pass holder from Vietnam, was sponsored by her boyfriend, a Singapore citizen. In a joint statement on 16 July, the Immigration and Checkpoints … Read more

WP MP He Ting Ru highlights the need to implement anti-discrimination legislation to protect women at workplace

The Workers’ Party (WP) MP for Sengkang GRC He Ting Ru on Thursday (3 June) highlighted the need to implement anti-discrimination legislation to protect women at the workplace, noting that the current system under Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) puts “unfair responsibility” on women and survivors of workplace harassment to seek … Read more

WP MP He Ting Ru raises concerns of accessibility of PAB theory test requirements

Speaking on the second reading of the Road Traffic (amendment) Bill in Parliament on Monday, Workers’ Party (WP) MP for Sengkang GRC He Ting Ru raised several concerns regarding the provisions in the bill including the accessibility of the theory test requirement for power-assisted bicycles. Noting the certification and licensing for PAB and PAB riders, … Read more