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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.

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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Shared bicycles, freebie bags and CCTVs

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 9-11 July 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what is the notice period required by any shared bicycle operator to give to the LTA when it wants to cease operations; (b) what is the redress for users who have paid deposits for their services; and (c) what assistance can LTA give to these depositors. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether he can provide an update on plans for heavy vehicle parking spaces in housing estates;....

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Educate public on Small Claims process

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNALS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 9 JULY 2018 Reply from Ministry of Law Mr Speaker, The Small Claims Tribunals (SCT) is an important platform to resolve small claims between consumers and retailers or suppliers. With the rise of entrepreneurship, and also the advent of on-line shopping, the cases of disputes between parties are likely to rise.....

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Divorcee housing, educational mobility and salary reduction

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 9-11 July 2018 1.To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what measures have been put in place to reduce the number of roadkill in the Mandai area; (b) whether such measures apply to all areas where there are construction activities near national parks and nature reserves; and (c) when will the hoardings along Mandai Road be completed. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development what are the eligibility conditions for divorcees with shared care and control of their children to purchase a subsidised HDB flat.....

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Preserve Singapore’s digital heritage

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the National Library Board (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 19/2018]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. The library is a common ground where diverse groups of people come together. Be it young children eagerly browsing picture books at the children’s corner, or students in reading rooms preparing for their exams, or the elderly engrossed in their daily newspapers,....

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Standardise Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill [Bill No. 24/2018]   Introduction Sir, I welcome this move to standardise border enforcement provisions across our Intellectual Property (IP) Acts. These provisions allow information and documents possessed by the Government to be shared, upon request, for private purposes such as research, or to institute infringement proceedings. I would like to raise questions and comments on amendments relating to requests for information,....

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