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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.

On fraudulent websites, accidents involving cyclists and infant care in Yishun

Parliamentary Questions from MP Lee Bee Wah on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for Home Affairs with regard to fraudulent websites and fake social media accounts using the names of Singapore Ministers (a) whether the perpetrators have been caught; (b) what penalties will they face; and (c) what action is being taken against pages that are still active. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what are the penalties for foreign domestic workers who give false information or accuse employers wrongly;....

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On SingPost services and CPF payouts

Parliamentary Questions from MP Henry Kwek on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will consider allowing applicants who have not reached the age of 55 but have bigger families and in financially tight situations to purchase not just 2-room Flexi flats, but also new 3-room HDB flats. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Communications and Information (a) whether he can provide an update on the current standard of service by SingPost;....

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On reducing single-use plastics and helping single parents with housing

Parliamentary Questions from MP Louis Ng on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for Defence for the National Day Parade 2019 funpack (a) whether a reusable water bottle can be provided instead of a single-use plastic bottle; (b) whether alternatives to the plastic bag provided have been considered; and (c) whether the unused poncho collection points can be used to collect other unused funpack items or unwanted funpack bags. Response 2) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources whether the Ministry will consider having (i) designated areas for recycling bins at each HDB block,....

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Clarifying definition of “animal” under Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 13/2019) on 8 July Introduction Sir, the key amendments proposed by this Bill make our roads safer by deterring dangerous and risky behaviour on the road through heavier and broader criminal and administrative penalties. I stand in support of the general rationale behind the amendments but would like to seek clarifications on two areas relating to the obligations of drivers in accidents involving animals and the legal effect of compounded offences under the Road Traffic Act (“RTA”).....

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Free community water park opens in Nee Soon East

Opened just last month, Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East is quickly becoming one of the most popular facilities among residents. It provides an escape from the hot weather, lots of fun and precious bonding opportunities for the whole family. Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East is also the only community water park that provides comprehensive family-oriented facilities in the heartland. Details of Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East Location: Behind Yishun North NPC and beside Multi Story Car Park @ Blk 307.....

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Honouring our Merdeka Generation

500 Merdeka Generation Nee Soon residents received their Merdeka Generation Package during an appreciation dinner at Chong Pang Community Club on Sunday (June 2). Nee Soon GRC MPs Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development and Education Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, Mr. Kwek Hian Chuan Henry and Mr. Louis Ng were there to give out the welcome folders. The MPs aim to personally give out the welcome folders,....

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POFMA: Fake News Law Protects Elderly and Minorities

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PROTECTION FROM ONLINE FALSEHOODS AND MANIPULATION BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, in Chinese please. 假消息可带来真实的伤害。去年有一则假消息说老人家只要在11月12日去联络所,就能拿到30元的交通费。 虽然当局已澄清,但还是有很多老人到联络所去,拿着拐杖在那边等。老人家比较不懂怎么查证网上的消息,所以很容易被假消 息骗。也有人散布假消息说人死后,公积金不会以现金形式给继承人,让许多老人担心不已。 制造这种假消息的人,难道家里没有年迈的父母和祖父母吗?他们为什么要去骗老人家?希望有了假消息法令后,如果再发生这 类事件,我们可以避免这么多老人受骗,并且将罪魁祸首绳之以法。 我们的种族宗教和谐也特别容易被假消息伤害。最近在法国,来自国外的账号不断散播反少数民族的假消息,导致各民族之间的 暴力事件增加。我们知道,不少亚洲国家也有“假消息工厂”,可能会试图挑拨我国的种族宗教关系。 为了保护老人和少数族群,我们必须迅速更正假消息,限制它的传播。如果只依赖法庭或独立委员会,他们还得向政府部门求 证,更正的速度可能不够快。部长也需要面对大选,如果他们明显滥用法令,新加坡人肯定会做出明智的选择。 最后,许多居民问我,如果一个人在不知情的情况下转发假消息,会面对什么后果?希望部长澄清。 I support this move to criminalise the creation and dissemination of falsehoods that would harm the public interest. I would like to highlight two groups that are especially vulnerable to the effects of fake news—elderly and minorities.....

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POFMA: Fight against spread of falsehoods must also be fight for spread of truth.

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (Bill No. 10/2019) Introduction Sir, online falsehoods are a global problem. From developing to developed countries, they have seeded distrust, sparked violence and shaped elections. Singapore is right to take a proactive stance against the spread of online falsehoods. As we do so, I hope we can take a measured approach that balances the urgency of combating falsehoods with the costs to society.....

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POFMA: Do more to communicate what constitutes responsible speech

Speech by MP Henry Kwek during debate on POFMA Mr. Deputy Speaker, 1. I spoke to many of my residents. There is consensus that fake news has a profound effect on the world. The question now is how best to deal with this issue. a. And that is – i. How can our society best balance our individual desire to unfettered free speech, ii. With our desire to be protected by the tremendous impact of irresponsible,....

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