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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.

Sharks fin, secondhand smoke and students on financial assistance scheme

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 14-15 Jan 2019 1.To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether sharks fin is still being served at events organised by or for the public service; and (b) whether sharks fin will be served at future events organised by or for the public service. Answer: Mr Chan Chun Sing (for the Prime Minister): Public agencies abide by the procurement principles of fairness, transparency and value-for-money. Agencies decide on their respective menus based on what is prudent and appropriate for the occasion.....

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Help ex-offenders support inmates

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 51/2018] MHA’s response Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. It is important to review the existing framework to ensure that we are up to date with the evolving drug landscape.  I would like to seek a few clarifications and offer some suggestions. Effectiveness of penalties as deterrence I am happy to note that the proposed amendments as a whole reflect a move towards strengthening rehabilitation for drug offenders,....

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Deter act of influencing others to do drugs

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF MISUSE OF DRUGS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 15 JAN 2019 MHA’s response Mr Speaker, Despite repeated efforts by law enforcement agencies, the problem of drug trafficking and drug abuse is still an issue in Singapore. A whole menu of drugs from cannabis, heroin, methamphetamine and others are commonly abused by the teens and older persons, including women.  In light of this,....

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How to enforce regulations for foreign payment businesses? 

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Payment Services Bill [Bill no. 48/2018] MAS’ Response Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill, which reflects the delicate balance that has to be struck between the government’s roles of regulating risks and promoting innovation in the payments industry. This balance is struck by the calibrated approach taken in applying safeguards relating to standards of consumer protection,....

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Pre-emptive steps to curb infectious diseases

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 52/2018] Reply from MOH Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill that will increase our responsiveness to infectious diseases. The most effective responses to infectious diseases are steps that are taken pre-emptively to curb the risk of any emerging threats. The Bill provides the stakeholders with the necessary powers to respond ahead of time of any outbreaks,....

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Protecting frontline staff from infectious diseases

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 14 JAN 2019 Reply from MOH   Mr Speaker Sir I rise to support the Bill. We are a busy cross-road for international air and sea transport. Millions of tourists pass through our shores by air, land and sea. Hence, we need to take steps to closely monitor and implement measures on how infectious diseases can be controlled to protect the health of our local population.....

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10 Bubble Tea Stores in Northpoint City

Bubble tea has become a fixture in our local F&B scene, and bubble tea lovers in Nee Soon are spoilt for choice! There are at least 10 stores in Northpoint City alone that specialises in bubble tea, and a few more offering bubble tea as part of their beverage menu. From the long established Gong Cha, Sharetea and LiHO, to newer players in the market like True Boss and Hi Tea, if you like bubble tea,....

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A HealthPolis in Nee Soon South

The new Goodlife!@Yishun centre has officially opened. It is run by Montfort Care and supported by the Nee Soon South community. Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam, Adviser to Nee Soon GRC GROs graced the opening ceremony with host Adviser, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah. Goodlife!@Yishun will be the first centre in Singapore to offer multi-sensory care to seniors and their caregivers, including hand massages and aromatherapy to ease their stress. The centre will also offer respite for caregivers and support a network of volunteers who encourage active ageing.....

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Green NDP, household income of students and secondhand smoke

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 19-20 Nov 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Defence (a) what measures are being taken to reduce single-use plastics in National Day Parade (NDP) 2019; and (b) whether the Ministry will consider providing only reusable items with minimal packaging in the NDP 2019 fun pack. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider waiving the requirement for ex-spousal consent on who can list the children as occupiers in a HDB flat application if the ex-spouse has already purchased a private property or a HDB flat following the divorce.....

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