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Parliament: Making Singapore more inclusive for all

NMP Yip Pin Xiu's speech underscores need to continue building on efforts to support all

Participants at Let’s Play! At Passion Wave@Marina Bay, Pek Dewei (left) and Oh Fu Quan, trying out wheelchair fencing on Jan 12, 2019.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

The theme of inclusivity re-emerged on the ninth and final day of the marathon Budget debate, when Nominated MP Yip Pin Xiu called for athletes with disabilities to be recognised by national sports associations (NSAs).

In her maiden speech since becoming an NMP last September, the Paralympian swimmer acknowledged how Singapore has become more supportive of disabled athletes over the years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2019, with the headline 'Making Singapore more inclusive for all'. Subscribe