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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.

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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Supporting firm action against those who knowingly let out their premises for vice activities

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE WOMEN’S CHARTER (AMENDMENT) BILL 2019 IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, We would have read of news reports about several prostitution syndicates rounded up by our Police. These syndicates were conducting their business on the internet, and some are even based overseas. Hence, the proposed regulations to bring harsher punishments to such syndicates are timely. I note that the Police have arrested people in a Telegram group that was sharing obscene videos and photos of women.....

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3-room BTO flats for singles, Student Care Centres in Nee Soon South

Parliamentary Questions from Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah on 4-5 November 1) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources in light of some cities in the region conducting water rationing: (a) whether Singapore will suffer the same fate; (b) what is the outlook on water adequacy in Singapore; and (c) what advice does the Ministry have for businesses and residents in Singapore. Response 2) To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what is the current application rate for 2-room Flexi flats in general and by singles in particular;....

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More SkillsFuture awards for Singaporeans aged 40 and above

Parliamentary Questions from Mr. Henry Kwek on 4-5 November To ask the Minister for Education whether the Ministry will consider expanding the number of SkillsFuture awards for Singaporeans of age 40 and above in view of the economic slowdown. RESPONSE The SkillsFuture Study Awards support early to mid-career Singaporeans to deepen their skills in growth sectors or areas of demand. The number of study awards is determined by sectoral lead agencies based on each sector’s manpower and skills needs.....

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E-scooters, Free Gifts Marketing, Haze

Parliamentary Questions from Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah on 7-8 October 1)  To ask the Minister for Transport since the start of the mandatory registration of e-scooters in July 2019: (a) how many illegally modified e-scooters have been seized; (b) how does LTA keep check on escooter users who illegally modify their vehicles after being certified LTA approved; and (c) whether the penalties will be enhanced for owners of illegally modified e-scooters. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry since July last year (a) whether the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore has received any complaints about vendors who engaged in free gifts marketing techniques and,....

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Childcare Leave, Protecting the Children

1) To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Ministry will consider requiring divorce rulings that award shared care and control to also state which party is allowed to list the child as an essential occupier in their application to buy a subsidised HDB flat. Response 2) To ask the Prime Minister what is the rationale for not providing childcare leave to parents on a per child basis. Response 3) To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development for each year from 2011 to 2017,....

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Helping SMEs

1) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) what are the key criteria for SMEs to be selected for the Scale Up initiative; and (b) what is the likely number of companies that will benefit from this programme over the next 24 months. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry whether the Ministry can provide an update on the achievement of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) programme and whether there is a need to evolve the current status of ACE.....

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