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

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

Guns, Explosives and Weapons Control Bill (Bill No. 44/2020) 

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Guns, Explosives and Weapons Control Bill (Bill No. 44/2020)  Introduction Mr Speaker Sir, The Guns, Explosives and Weapons or GEW (Control) Bill is a good step forward. This effectively harmonizes and updates the laws against new trends and threats and will strengthen the existing enforcement framework which will in turn minimise risks posed by GEW going forward. Having had the experience of being a former National Service Police Commander,....

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Supporting firms in the ePayments space to focus on identifying potential incremental risks relating to digital payment token service as well as technology risks which include risks around data.

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Payment Services (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 41/2020) 1. Mr Speaker Sir, Innovation in payments will contribute to domestic economic growth and improve the lives of our Singaporeans by facilitating the convenience of transactions at lower cost.  At the same time, such alternatives to physical cash can promote digital financial literacy and economic efficiency. 2. This amendment Bill in my view represents progressive legislation and I commend the focus on identifying potential incremental risks,....

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Current Performance Management System of Stack Ranking

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 4 and 5 January To ask the Minister for Education with regard to the current performance management system of stack ranking (a) how is a C-, D, and E ranking grade determined for teachers; and (b) whether the way the grades are determined differs from school to school. Response To ask the Minister for Education what are the penalties teachers face when they get C-, D and E ranking grades respectively.....

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On Spousal Income and Total Fertility Rate for Singaporean women and Long Term Visit Pass Holders who are married to Singaporeans

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 4 and 5 January 2021 To ask the Prime Minister between 2010 and 2019, what is the total fertility rate (TFR) amongst Long Term Visit Pass holders who are married to Singaporeans as compared to the TFR amongst Singaporean women. Response To ask the Minister for Law (a) for the past five years, what has been the number of maintenance order applications received by the Family Justice Court,....

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Statute Law Reform Bill (Bill No. 45/2020)

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Statute Law Reform Bill (Bill No. 45/2020)  Introduction Madam, this Bill will update and refine drafting practices, clarify the system for delegation of ministerial functions, and provide for parliament’s continuity arrangements. These are necessary and welcomed amendments. I will focus on the amendments on the delegation of ministerial functions. I have three points to raise.  Inferring intention against delegation of function to a public officer or public body First,....

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Payment Services (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 41/2020) 

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Payment Services (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 41/2020)   Introduction Sir, the proposed amendments in this Bill will expand anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations to cover more categories of payment service providers. The list will include those providing services centered on Digital Payment Token (DPT) and those facilitating cross-border money transfers where the money does not pass through Singapore.....

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Updating Our Regulatory Framework to Account for Changing Technologies and Threats Relating to Guns, Explosives and Weapons.

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Guns, Explosives and Weapons Control Bill (Bill No. 44/2020)   Introduction Sir, this Bill seeks to consolidate and update our laws relating to guns, explosives, and weapons. The regulation of guns, explosives, and weapons is important to the safety and security of Singaporeans, and our regulatory framework should be updated to account for changing technologies and threats. I have four clarifications to raise on this Bill.....

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Multimodal Transport Bill (Bill No. 42/2020) 

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Multimodal Transport Bill (Bill No. 42/2020)  Introduction Sir, this Bill gives effect to the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport (AFAMT) signed in 2005. By streamlining the multimodal transport of goods among ASEAN member countries, AFAMT facilitates trade and greater regional economic integration. A strong logistics hub is the backbone of trade. As Minister Iswaran said at the launch of the Logistics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) in 2016,....

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Support for family members of prison inmates

The Minister of State for Home Affairs (Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim) (for the Minister for Home Affairs) in response to parliamentary question by Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin to the Minister for Home Affairs on what support do parents, spouses and children of incarcerated members of society have to access on a consistent basis (i) the inmate during his time in prison and (ii) as part of his reintegration upon release from prison.  Mr Speaker,....

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