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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.

Confident, modern, vibrant, and integrated Malay community

Opening Remarks by Mr K Shanmugam at People’s Association Kopi Talk – Harmony and Resilience Progress of Malay community I will try and cover the progress of the Malay Muslim community, because you’ve got to see where we’ve come. Otherwise you don’t have the context to any other discussion. What is the vision that we want for the Malay Muslim community and what are the challenges? I made similar remarks at an earlier talk to the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP),....

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Reserved Presidency strengthens multiculturalism

In a speech about the Elected Presidency, Minister K Shanmugam reminded the audience that our Presidency used to rotate among races. According to this rotation, we should have had the next Malay President in 1993. But we have not had a Malay president since. We need all races at the apex of government to strengthen and preserve our multiculturalism. This is less likely to happen in an open elected Presidency as people prefer to vote for candidates of their own race.....

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Tribute to Speakers

Speech by A/P Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, SPS, MOE and MSF, at appointment of new Speaker of Parliament   Mr Speaker, Sir. I rise to thank Mdm Halimah Yacob for her contribution as the Speaker to the House and to support the nomination of Mr Tan Chuan-Jin as the upcoming Speaker to the House.   MDM HALIMAH YACOB Many would agree with me, that Mdm Halimah has been a trail-blazer and inspiration to many. Despite describing herself as “ponteng queen”,....

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Train breakdowns, fire safety and hawker centre rentals

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 11th Sep 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) whether LTA is aware of the many complaints regarding real-time updates on the MRT service breakdown for commuters on 28 June 2017; (b) what is being done to address commuters’ need for timely and accurate information; and (c) whether LTA monitors the service standards of MRT train operators on the level of public engagement when there is a service breakdown Answer Supplementary questions: 1.....

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More Public Housing for Single Parents

Statement by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the presentation of the Petition for More Inclusive Provision of Public Housing for Single Parents. Sir, I present to Parliament a Petition under Standing Order No 18. The Clerk has endorsed this Petition as being in accordance with the rules of Standing Order No 18(5). This Petition is presented on behalf of Quek Chee Kian, Lee Man Qi, Renemarlina Bte Osman, Jesvinder Ms Kaur,....

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Top Scholarships and Media Exposure for Engineers

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (AMENDMENT) BILL Mr Speaker 1. I rise in support of the Bill. May I begin by declaring my interest as a professional engineer and also that I am serving on the Professional Engineers Board as a member. I am pleased that the Bill will expand the functions of the Board to allow it to promote the development of professional engineering in Singapore.....

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Expand protection of condo residents

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND STRATA MANAGEMENT (AMENDMENT) BILL Mr Speaker, 1. One of the great things about public housing in Singapore is that not only do residents have Town Councils to manage their property professionally, but these Town Councils must be held accountable for their actions and expenses. They are also subject to annual Town Council Management Reports to ensure that they are kept on their toes in servicing the residents.....

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Plans for properties transferred from HDB to JTC

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Jurong Town Corporation (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 28/2017]   Introduction Sir, I am encouraged by this Bill which will help SMEs. These amendments were first announced in last year and I understand that the discussion on consolidation has been going on between HDB and JTC for a few years now. JTC has done well over the past few decades to serve the needs of our business community.....

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Questions on registering foreign engineers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Professional Engineers (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 30/2017]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill, which will enhance the role of the Professional Engineers Board (PEB) and strengthen the engineering profession. Much has been reported about the manpower crunch in the engineering sector due to the decreased attractiveness of the profession to young people. The expanded role of the PEB will help to further advance industry development and broaden its appeal as a profession to address the skills gap that currently exists.....

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