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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.

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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Special needs children and youths

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6 Aug 2018 Dr Lee Bee Wah also asked about how Singaporeans can safeguard their sensitive accounts after their IC numbers were revealed in the cyberattack on SingHealth. Minister S Iswaran replied that sensitive transactions all have 2FA (2-factor authentication) so just the IC information will not be enough to access it. To be extra safe, if citizens have any accounts that use their IC number as the username or password,....

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Swift legislative response

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Companies (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 27/2018] Introduction Sir, I rise in support of this Bill. This is a swift legislative response to the Court of Appeal’s proposal in the case of Diablo Fortune Inc v Duncan, Cameron Lindsay to carve out liens on sub-freights from the registration requirement under Section 131(1) of the Companies Act. As the law currently stands,....

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Expanding transport investigations

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Transport Safety Investigations Bill [Bill no. 28/2018] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this bill. The work of the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) is notable for its independence and objectivity, and its focus on preventing future accidents and incidents rather than apportioning blame. These characteristics allow it to carry out its existing functions effectively through the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) and Marine Safety Investigation Branch (MSIB).....

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Help for freelancing seniors

Parliamentary Questions from Kwek Hian Chuan Henry on 6 Aug 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth what are the programmes to nurture talented young sportsmen especially for the team sports given that their training can be interrupted by National Service. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources whether there are effective programmes to cultivate the habit of not littering and to dispose of waste in a proper manner like that in Japan and Taiwan.....

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Play is the work of childhood

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on the Motion “Education for our future” Introduction Every school is a good school and this is a phrase we are very familiar with by now. Perhaps soon, we will also have to say that every Early Childhood Development Centre is a good Early Childhood Development Centre. Parents are now not just worried about which primary school their child goes to but also which Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) their child goes to.....

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Prepare Students for Life

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on Motion on Education for Our Future   Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion.   Introduction 1        By most measures, we have an excellent education system, and our system has kept up with the times, and our nation’s needs. 2        To meet tomorrow’s needs, I would like to propose that we fine-tune the way we evaluate our students. Doing this will strengthen the critical thinking and relevance of our students learning the humanities and applied subjects,....

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Clarify CareShield Life premiums

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, DURING THE DEBATE ON THE WHITE PAPER ON EDLERSHIELD REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT IN PARLIAMENT ON 10 JULY 2018 Response from Ministry of Health Mr Speaker Sir   I fully support the Motion and I congratulate the committee for doing a very thorough job in its review. There are but a few points which I would like to raise one of which is why is it women have to pay a higher premium for CareShield Life?....

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Trade disputes, Temasek returns and elderly issues

PQs from Kwek Hian Chuan Henry, 9-11 July 2018 1.To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry what are the implications on our economy and industries arising from (i) the increasing trade dispute between US and the rest of the world (ii) the current outlook of a multilateralism trading system and (iii) the recent efforts of EU and China in exploring closer trade links. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Finance on how Temasek Holdings and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation have performed in terms of investment returns over the long term.....

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