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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.

Crude Oil Rates and Petrol Prices

Parliamentary Question by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 25 March 2o20 To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry in light of the plunge in crude oil rates (a) whether current retail prices at petrol pumps reflect this trend; and (b) if not, whether the Ministry will implement measures to ensure petrol companies adjust prices accordingly. Response....

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Protections for Singaporean Seafarers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 1/2020) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this bill. In 2016, we amended our laws in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to improve protections for crew abandoned by their ship-owners by mandating shipowners’ procuring of financial security. This ensures that seafarers are fairly compensated in the event of death or long-term disability due to occupational injury,....

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Wildlife Act: Strengthening Wildlife Protection Legislation in Singapore

Introduction Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Wild Animals and Birds (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 15/2020)  Introduction Mr. Speaker, I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a Second time.” My Journey to Today’s Bill Sir, my journey in amending the Wild Animals and Birds Act (WABA) started more than 14 years ago, before I became a member of this House. On 13 March 2006,....

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Maintenance of lifts and mechanised carparks

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE 2ND READING OF THE BUILDING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT IN FEB 2020 Mr Speaker Sir I rise to support the Bill. The amendments are certainly welcome especially in light of episodes of lifts breaking down in 2018. I support the amendments for proper registration and training of lift technicians. We know individual lift companies may have their own in-house training, but how adequate are these training sessions?....

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Ensuring water security, protecting our coastline

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir Climate change and global warming have caused sea levels around the world to rise. Singapore, being a small island nation surrounded by water, is vulnerable to rising sea levels. So, we must seriously take action to protect our country and our future generations as climate change is not a distant problem.....

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Calling for better working environment for lift technicians

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Building Control (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 10/2020)  Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. Professionals from the lift industry have shared with me that lift maintenance is known as the 3D industry – it is dark, dirty, and dangerous. I would like to express my appreciation for the lift technicians who work tirelessly in dark, warm lift shafts to ensure that we can enjoy smooth and safe lift rides in our vertical city.....

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MP Louis Ng Introduced Bill to Amend Wild Animals and Birds Act

Member of Parliament (MP) Louis  introduced his first Private Member’s Bill proposing tougher measures to protect Singapore’s wildlife through amendments to the Wild Animals and Birds Act (WABA). Here is his speech during the first reading. —– Mr Speaker, I beg to move, ‘That leave be given to introduce a Bill intituled ‘An Act to amend the Wild Animals and Birds Act (Chapter 351 of the 2000 Revised Edition).’ Sir, after more than two years of work by the Wild Animals Legislation Review Committee (WALRC),....

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Aiding visually impaired in shopping malls, Selling of matrimonial property in divorces

Parliamentary questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang from 4 Mar to 6 Mar 2020 1) To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government will consider incentivising fathers to take their Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL) by providing additional leave to couples which can be used by either the mother or father where the father has consumed his full entitlement of GPPL. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry will conduct independent environmental assessments and release regular reports to the public on the implementation and effectiveness of mitigation measures during the construction of the Cross Island MRT Line within and around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.....

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Reduce the impact of the Cross Island Line on wildlife

Cut by MP Louis Ng for Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply debate 2020 Reduce the impact of the Cross Island Line on wildlife There is no doubt that the Cross Island Line is needed and I also have no doubt that we can reduce its impact on our biodiversity. People are concerned that the clearance and construction work at work site (A1W1) will have a major impact in breaking up wildlife habitats. It would mean that tree-dwelling animals like the Raffles’ banded langurs might not be able to get from one forest patch to another and this will threaten their survival.....

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