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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.

Preschool Development Support and Learning Support programmes, Appraisal Models for Teachers

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 14 and 15 October To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Ministry has plans to introduce the Development Support and Learning Support programmes to non-anchor operator preschools. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) what percentage of anchor operator preschools currently have the Development Support and Learning Support (DS and LS) programmes; and (b) what are the Early Childhood Development Agency’s (ECDA) plans to introduce the DS and LS programmes to more anchor operators.....

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Legislating the right to work from home

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the Ministerial Statement on the Overview of Government’s Strategy to Emerge Stronger from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Introduction  This COVID pandemic has badly affected our economy, many lives and livelihoods. But if there is something positive, it has reminded us about the important things in our lives and the things we may have taken for granted. Sir, I learned a very painful but important lesson over the Circuit Breaker: I realise that I have missed out on so much of my children’s childhood over the last couple of years.....

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On KidSTART, PMD accidents and public defender scheme

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 5 and 6 October 2020 -Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) what is the manpower resourcing plan for the Home Visitation Programme under KidSTART, in terms of the number of home visitors the programme aims to hire in the next two to five years; (b) what are the required skills or eligibility criteria for home visitors that the programme is looking for;....

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Question on use of Current Estimated Potential within the Civil Service

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 5 and 6 October 2020 -To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Ministry will consider extending the Development Support and Learning Support Programme to children who are differently abled at the nursery levels. Response -To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government will consider providing extra childcare leave for parents of differently abled children to attend developmental assessments, medical and therapy appointments.....

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Housing loans, falsehoods by HDB applicants, keeping cats in HDB

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Housing and Development (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 32/2020)  Introduction Madam, this Bill makes two key changes. First, it enables banks to use HDB loans as collateral to borrow from MAS. Second, it empowers the HDB to seize flats in certain cases where homeowners provided falsehoods to HDB. I agree with these changes. They help banks release funds into a tight economy.....

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Disciplinary process with fairer, quicker and more consistent outcomes

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 30/2020) and the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 33/2020)  Introduction: Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill Sir, in recent years, the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has faced several questions about its disciplinary process. Some cases brought to the SMC have taken a long time to resolve. It has created agony for some patients and doctors who wait up to seven years for justice to see its day.....

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Reduce Impact of 2nd Hand Smoke

SPEECH BY DERRICK GOH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir A clean environment with good sanitation is something we cannot take for granted. For locations visited by Covid-19 patients, we follow the practice of disinfecting and deep cleaning   Residential, Work or Public places. However, in situation related to cleaning of high-risk premises, such as pre-schools and eldercare facilities, and locations, where many people share the same body of water or recirculating the air,....

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Call for banning people from smoking near windows and at balconies of HDB flats and private apartments

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on the Adjournment Motion: Protection against secondhand smoke in our homes Some background on this Adjournment Motion: Introduction Sir, I was a smoker for 17 years. I quit because of what I’m going to talk about today. Secondhand smoke. To be very honest, I did not quit for myself. I quit because I knew that secondhand smoke will severely affect the health of my daughter.....

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4 Key Proposals for a Clean Singapore

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Bill(Bill No. 31/2020)  Some background on this speech: Introduction Sir, I love it when I bring my three daughters out by myself and have some Daddy-Daughters time while Mummy takes a break. It is precious quality time, which I wish I have more of. I’m glad to share that I no longer need to change nappies.....

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