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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.

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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Child seats, Childcare leave

Parliamentary Questions from Mr. Louis Ng on 4-5 November 1) To ask the Minister for Health (a) when will the review of the pilot Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening programme be completed; and (b) how will the Ministry determine whether the pilot has been successful. Response 2) To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider banning the practices of declawing cats and debarking dogs in the upcoming review of standards in the pet sector.....

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A Better CC for a Greener and More Inclusive Future

The upgraded Nee Soon South Community Club (CC) will be the first CC in Singapore to incorporate SLEB-compliance and dementia-friendly designs. Nee Soon South CC will be upgraded with features that reduce its energy consumption. With solar panels on the roof, smart energy management, use of natural ventilation and lighting and other such features, it is projected to become a Super Low Energy Building (SLEB). It also aims be a Zero Energy building that generates its own energy for consumption.....

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Opening of Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre

Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre (HYC) was officially opened on 30 Nov. Nee Soon GRC MPs Minister K Shanmugam, Er Dr Lee Bee Wah and Henry Kwek attended the opening ceremony. Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre is located at Yishun Central 1, beside the idyllic Yishun Pond. It previously housed the temporary Yishun Polyclinic. Tzu Chi met with Nee Soon GROs on the idea of creating a space specifically for youths, to cater to the needs of the community.....

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Henry Kwek: Never forget your heart to serve

Local Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News interviewed Nee Soon GRC MP Henry Kwek Hian Chuan. In an article headlined “Henry Kwek focuses on residents”, Shin Min reported that Henry Kwek’s father Mr Kwek Theng Swee has been helping farmers and SMEs his whole life. Henry recalled that as his father was Chinese-educated, whenever his father needed to write to the authorities to appeal for these people, he would help. Naturally, he continued to serve the community as an adult.....

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Help sex workers transit out of the industry

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Bill No. 29/2019) Introduction Sir, let me start by saying that I stand in support of the Bill. I do not doubt that there is a need to curb vice activities perpetuated through online platforms and I agree that this is a serious concern that must be addressed. I also support MHA’s intent to deprive vice syndicates of operating space,....

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Allowing the Supreme Court to better manage its caseload

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 30/2019),Judges’ Remuneration (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 31/2019) and Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 32/2019), Introduction Sir, the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill, the Judges’ Remuneration (Amendment) Bill, and the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill (“SCJA Bill”) propose amendments to restructure the Supreme Court by introducing a new Appellate Division of the High Court.....

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