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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.

Take Feedback on Errant Smokers Seriously

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE TOBACCO (CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE) (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT  Mr Speaker Sir, Promoting a smoke-free environment in Singapore is an enduring challenge that is close to my heart. From championing for designated smoking points, to rallying ambassadors to educate and spread awareness, it is my wish for residents to enjoy living in a clean and green environment.....

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Ethical investing, giving way to ambulances and juvenile homes

PQs from Louis Ng on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether ambulances are allowed to run red traffic lights when attending to emergencies; (b) if not, whether there are plans to allow this; and (c) what are the steps that the Ministry is taking to encourage motorists to give way to ambulances. Answer Ambulances can legally run red lights and make unauthorised U-turns from Dec 1 2. ....

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MRT flooding, North-South Expressway and chemical smell

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) whether he can provide an update on the source and causes of the chemical odour and smoke detected in various parts of Singapore on 25 September 2017; (b) whether there is a long-term impact on public safety and health; (c) whether there have been previous similar incidents; and (d) what is the Ministry doing to safeguard our interests.....

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Protect Parents’ Freedom to Choose Formulas

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Sale of Food (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 42/2017] Introduction Sir, I welcome the amendments to the Sale of Food Act, which expands its purview to preventing misleading conduct in the sale of food and ensuring the provision of information to help consumers make informed choices. On the issue of consumer empowerment, I would like to raise some concerns over business practices that affect decision-making over food for the most vulnerable consumers – infants.....

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Establish Travel Industry Compensation Fund

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Travel Agents (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 41/2017] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Providing better consumer safeguards against errant travel agents, while balancing this with measures to facilitate a pro-business environment for the travel industry is welcomed. I have comments and queries on two aspects of the Bill. STB’s powers to make regulations which impose restrictions or obligations on contracts between travellers and travel agents Clause 19 expands the regulation-making powers of STB.....

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Creating Space for Filial Piety

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 37/2017] Introduction Sir, the focus of CPF is to provide for a steady income stream that can provide Singaporeans with basic support for their retirement expenses. I am heartened to note that the amendments to the CPF Act will improve the retirement adequacy of older CPF members by lowering the threshold for CPF members to make transfers to their parents and grandparents.....

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Will HSR Use Private Land?

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Cross-Border Railways Bill [43/2017] Introduction Sir, the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) and Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) will improve connectivity for residents and strengthen bilateral ties between Malaysia and Singapore. This Bill paves the way for its construction and it is heartening to see that we are moving swiftly along to the fruition of this ambitious project. I applaud the government and all the hard work put in to ensure that this project is on track and on schedule.....

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Business grant portal, free Sunday parking and carseats

PQs from Kwek Hian Chuan Henry on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) (a) what is the rollout schedule for the business grant portal for SMEs; (b) what are the types of schemes that will be put on the portal; and (c) whether key schemes run by the Ministry of Manpower can be inserted in the first few stage of the rollout. Answer 2.  To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry can extend free Sunday parking to all new BTO projects for both mature and non-mature HDB estates.....

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Safety of Migrant Workers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Workplace Safety and Health (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 38/2017] Introduction Sir, the WSH 2018 workplan for advancing safety and health articulates a vision of Singapore as a centre of excellence for workplace health and safety. To achieve this bold ambition, our legislative and regulatory framework must identify and address the key causes of workplace accidents. The WSH 2018 Plus workplan had highlighted improving WSH performance in the construction industry as a key priority.....

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