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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.

PMDs labels, Government-Paid and Extended Child Care Leave

Parliamentary Questions from MP Louis Ng on 2-4 September 1) To ask the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry will consider making it mandatory for all bicycles and PMDs to be fitted with laser lights which project a symbol of a bicycle or PMD on to the path five metres ahead, to warn pedestrians that there is a cyclist or PMD approaching them. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Manpower: (a) for each year in the past five years,....

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Foreigners working in delivery service, Pet owners cleaning up after pets

Parliamentary Questions from MP Lee Bee Wah on 2-4 September 1) To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether there is an increasing number of cases of monies wrongly credited by a person to a bank account of an individual; and (b) whether our banks are required to freeze such monies and return them to the rightful sender and, if not, why. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what is the current percentage of workers in the online food delivery industry who are foreigners;....

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Targeting food waste in Kebun Baru

Speech for Bill on Resource and Sustainability Act By Henry Kwek, Member of Parliament for Kebun Baru, Nee Soon GRC For Parliament Sitting on 4 Sep 2019 Mr Speaker, 1. I rise in support of the Act. 2. Let me first declare my interest as Advisor to the Federation of Merchant Association, which represents SMEs especially micro and heartland SMEs. 3. Fighting global warming and environmental destruction is humanity’s greatest test, and as the custodians of earth,....

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Improving “place of safety” for children

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 22/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. I would like to applaud the MSF for the thorough and thoughtful consultation process in drafting the Bill. MSF consulted over 300 stakeholders in the children and youth services sector and considered over 40 written responses during the public consultation.....

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More help for parents facing difficulties with their children

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE 2ND READING OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, As a parent, it is certainly disquieting to look at the cases where children are abused, ill-treated or neglected by their parents. I am sure this sentiment is shared by other honourable members too. What is worrying is the number of cases being reported have been on the rise especially for sexual abuse with 248 cases up from 107 in 2016,....

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When it comes to the environment, it cannot be business as usual

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Resource Sustainability Bill (Bill No. 20/2019) Sir, I’ve spent the past 4 years in this House speaking up and calling for greater protection of our environment. This Bill is a positive step in the right direction and I wholeheartedly support it and I thank MEWR for taking this progressive step forward. The amendments proposed are substantive and will help to tackle the supply side of the equation and tackle it at the root rather than tackle the symptoms.....

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Encouraging adoption

Speech on Children and Youth Person Bill By Henry Kwek, Member of Parliament for Kebun Baru, Nee Soon GRC For Parliament Sitting on 3 Sep 2019 Mr Speaker, 1. I rise in support of this bill. 2. First off, on behalf of foster parents, I would like to thank MSF for allowing foster parents to benefit from childcare leave. a. This is something that many in the VWO space, including myself, have asked for. 3. Second,....

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Ensuring Fair Work Injury Compensation

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Work Injury Compensation Bill (Bill No. 21/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Work Injury Compensation Bill. We have made great strides in prioritising workplace safety and health (WSH). Our WSH 2028 strategy articulates a Vision Zero for all stakeholders to work towards preventing all forms of injury and ill-health at work. While we work towards the WSH 2028 vision,....

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Encourage more to join CareShield Life

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE CARESHIELD LIFE AND LONG-TERM CARE BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir The average lifespan of Singaporeans is on the rise. According to a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, average lifespan would be 85.4 years in 2040. But the number of years spent in poor health would also correspondingly increase. The government has been enhancing policies and investing in resources to promote active,....

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