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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.

Safety and Recourse for Pedestrians

Cut by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Safety and Recourse For Pedestrians  Sir In 2018, the Minister revealed that the accidents involving PMDs, bicycles and power-assisted bikes increased threefold in 2017. Can the Minister share some updated statistics for 2018? How many such accidents were serious enough that someone was sent to hospital? I understand the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s preference to prioritise reduction of accidents. But accidents will happen,....

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Endearing Homes: can we do more?

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of National Development’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Endearing Homes: can we do more? I was pleased to learn from last year’s National Day Rally that flats built between 1987 and 1997 will also be included in Home Improvement Program (HIP). Half of Khatib homes were built in 1986 and the HIP have been completed or near completion. The other half of Khatib homes were built in 1987 where residents are still waiting for their HIP. ....

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Childcare subsidies for non-working moms

Cut by MP Louis Ng during Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Childcare subsidies for non-working moms During our Motion on “Education for Our Future”, Speaker asked who is the best teacher and where is the best school. We parents are the best teachers for our children and our home is the best school. And the most important time for us to be teachers and for our homes to be a school is during our child’s formative years.....

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Abolishing streaming, Making CCAs available to all students

Cuts by MP Louis Ng during Ministry of Education’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Abolishing streaming In my budget speech, I shared my concerns about streaming and how it might lead to social stratification. I spoke about the immobility in our education system where a student who enters the Normal (Technical) stream has little chance of leaving this stream. I spoke about how streaming can discourage some students. How is MOE addressing the concerns of social stratification due to streaming?....

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Physical and Non-physical Connectivity

Cut by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Physical and Non-physical Connectivity Chairman, 1. Physical and non-physical connectivity has traditionally under-pinned Singapore’s success as a Global-Asia hub.   2. As ASEAN and the larger Asia region continues to grow, they are also becoming better connected to the world. Across the world, technology also changing the way people and business connect with one another, and shortening and shifting supply chains.....

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Command emphasis in SAF, Relations with Malaysia

Cuts by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim during the Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Ministry of Defence Command Emphasis Mr Chairman, Safety is one of the SAF’s core values and it is integral to mission success. It enhances the soldiers’ confidence and enables the SAF to conduct realistic training and to operate effectively during missions. Safety, while an individual responsibility, is also a command responsibility. I understand that our commanders are trained in command schools on the requirements on how to conduct training safely,....

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Strengthening support for NS and Total Defence

Cuts by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Defence’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 MINDEF Accord Chairman, 1.As a member of MINDEF Advisory Council on Community Relations, or MINDEF ACCORD, for the past 3 years, I have witnessed first-hand how MINDEF successfully build broad support from society, from businesses, schools and various communities. 2.In particular, I would like to commend MINDEF on its successful engagement of Singaporeans through NS50 in the past year. 3.Nevertheless, in the wake of the recent training incidents,....

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Innovation and Value in Procurement

Cut by MP Henry Kwek during the Ministry of Finance’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Innovation and Value in Procurement  Chairman, 1. It is important for the government to achieve value for money in purchases, especially in the face of anticipated rising public expenditure. 2. There are many ways to achieve that.  Let me provide two examples. a. First, large projects, especially infrastructure projects have a long tail to their project life.  We are at the cusp of funding some truly large infrastructure projects,....

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Extending parental leave and childcare leave

Cuts by MP Louis Ng during Prime Minister’s Office’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Extending childcare leave Young couples are rightly concerned about whether they have the means to bring up a child. It is now not just “money not enough”, but also “time and leave not enough”. The current 6 days of childcare leave and unpaid infant care leave is insufficient. It doesn’t make sense that the amount of leave doesn’t increase when you have more kids.....

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