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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.

Motorcycle COEs, scams and special needs employment

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 10 Sep 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Transport in light of the high prices of motorcycle COEs in recent biddings (a) whether the Ministry is concerned about the COE increase; (b) whether there is any market manipulation or any party who is keeping the COE prices up; (c) who bid for the nearly 400 bids that came in during the last moment before the tender closed at 4pm on 8 August 2018;....

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Careshield Life premiums solely used for S’poreans

Parliamentary Questions from Henry Kwek on 10 Sep 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether Careshield Life is subjected to the Insurance Act; and (b) if not, how will the Government ensure that the premiums collected are properly managed and payouts made available when claims arise. Answer MOH replied that government plans to set up a CareShield Life Fund. All CareShield Life premiums collected, along with any investment returns from these premiums, will remain entirely within the Fund.....

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Microbeads, disease costs and starting salaries

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 10 Sep 2018 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) whether the Ministry monitors the amounts of microbeads in reservoirs, tap water, and discharge into the ocean; (b) what percentage of microbeads is removed during the water treatment process; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider banning cosmetics that contain microbeads. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) when will the Ministry make public the full findings of the animal monitoring programme conducted at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve,....

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Too hasty to go car-lite?

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE LAND TRANSPORT (ENFORCEMENT MEASURES) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 10 SEPTEMBER 2018 Mr Speaker Sir I rise to support the Bill. It is indeed regrettable that in our effort to improve the mobility of residents and encourage people to enjoy the outdoors without relying on the use of traditional transport like motor cars and other petrol or diesel vehicles,....

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Stronger measures needed to become smoke-free

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF SMOKING PROHIBITION IN CERTAIN PLACES (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON XXX SEP 2018 Mr Speaker, More than three decades have passed since the official beginnings of our journey towards a nation of non-smokers. Way back in 1986, posters already warned that smoking causes lung cancer and heart attacks. Over the years, as more research and statistics about the health risks of smoking and second-hand smoke surfaced,....

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Middle ground for PMD regulations

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Land Transport (Enforcement Measures) Bill [Bill No. 29/2018] Introduction Sir, I rise in support of this Bill which updates the regime governing mobility vehicles and introduces a new registration requirement for certain PMDs. Mobility vehicles are sustainable alternatives that have evolved to meet the transport needs of an urban environment. When used responsibly and safely, they provide greater convenience,....

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Digitising property transactions

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 30/2018] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Last year, stamp duty comprised some seven percent of all taxes collected. In a time of rising social and healthcare spending, it is important that we secure this revenue base. At the same time, we should also always aspire towards providing more options and greater clarity to liable taxpayers.....

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Towards our vision of prohibiting smoking in all public places

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 31/2018] Introduction Sir, we have been progressively expanding the list of smoke-free places in Singapore, moving step by step towards our vision of prohibiting smoking in all public places. I understand that NEA’s goal is to move the policy from a prohibitive list to a positive list, which states places where smoking is allowed.....

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PQs from Louis Ng

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 6 Aug 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) in the past three years, of the notifications received to reduce the salary of a work permit holder stated in their in-principle approval letter, what proportions are within (i) one month (ii) one year of the work permit issue date; and (b) whether the Ministry will consider a limit on the amount a company is allowed to reduce the salary of the work permit holder.....

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