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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Latest

Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Increase Paternity Leave, Reduce Carbon Emissions

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 18 Feb 2020 1) To ask the Minister for National Development (a)how many individuals and how many organisations have been prosecuted in relation to the shipments of elephant ivory and pangolin scales seized at our border checkpoints in 2019; and (b) if there are none, whether an update on the investigations can be provided. Response 2) To ask the Prime Minister whether the Ministry will consider implementing recommendations from the “Stay-at-home Fathers”....

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Noisy Vehicles along Yishun Ave 1 and Street 51

Parliamentary Question by Er. Dr Lee Bee Wah on 18 Feb 2020 To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the last three years, how many complaints has the Traffic Police received about noisy vehicles; (b) how many of these pertain to Nee Soon South; (c) whether there are adequate speed cameras installed in the areas; and (d) whether the Traffic Police will step up enforcement along Yishun Avenue 1 and Yishun Street 51 especially on Friday and Saturday nights.....

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Rehabilitation of young sex offenders, MCs issued by TCM physicians

Parliamentary Questions by Er Dr. Lee Bee Wah on 3-4 Feb 2020 1) To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what rehabilitation measures are young sex offenders subject to in their time in prison or probation to prevent recidivism; (b) whether studies are being done on the mindset of local sex offenders, be they for crimes with or without physical contact with victims, to improve the necessary corrective actions; and (c) whether there are plans to work with universities and schools to conduct outreach and introduce relevant material into the curriculum.....

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Child car seats, Climate Change, Voyeurism in IHLs

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 3-4 Feb 2020 1) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) by what date will the Ministry collect carbon tax payments for 2019 emissions; (b) by what date does the Ministry plan to publish the total amount of carbon tax payments collected for 2019 emissions; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider releasing a breakdown of revenue collected from each taxable facility when the data is available.....

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Integrate use of bicycles with public transit network, building bicycle freeways

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Active Mobility (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 3/2020) and the Shared Mobility Enterprises (Control and Licensing) Bill (Bill No. 2/2020) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the two Bills. The past five years have proven a challenge in our nation’s march towards active mobility. I am happy to say these Bills reflect some lessons we have learned along the way.....

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Support for minimum age and qualifying assessment for PMD riders

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE ACTIVE MOBILITY (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir First of all, I wish to commend Minister for the e-scooter footpath ban which came into effect on 5 Nov last year. Since then, I have received fewer complaints from residents about reckless riders, and my residents have generally expressed support for the ban. I am pleased to note that other motorised mobility devices like electric hoverboards and unicycles will also be banned from footpaths progressively by March.....

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To ensure patients are treated by qualified persons

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE 2ND READING OF THE HEALTHCARE SERVICES BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, With the rise in demand for various healthcare services and the rapidly changing landscape in medicine, it is indeed timely that this Bill is introduced. This is especially with the growing number of elderly persons in our population which would increase the demand for certain services. I note that the Bill would introduce a services-based licensing regime to replace the one that is premises-based licensing.....

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Four Clarifications on Healthcare Services Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Healthcare Services Bill 2019 (Bill No. 37/2019) Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. The update is timely. In the 39 years since the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act was enacted, the healthcare landscape has seen significant changes, including a shift toward digital and online services. At the same time, Singapore faces an ageing population and an increased prevalence of chronic diseases.....

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StanChart Marathon, Mynas in Yishun and Medisave appeals

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6 Jan 2020 1) To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth with regard to the massive traffic jams caused during the 2019 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon held from 29 November to 1 December 2019 (a) on what grounds have the road closure and diversion plans been approved; (b) whether consideration has been given to the three other major events happening downtown that weekend; and (c) how does the Ministry intend to review and enhance regulations and requirements for such future events.....

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