Singapore will not ease stance on drugs for safety of citizens

( Video source: Home Team News) Singapore Statement at the UNGASS 2016 Plenary Session – Speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law (first appeared in the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs) ​ Mr President, Singapore is happy to be a participant at United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) 2016. Building a Safe Society for Our People 2. To discuss the global drug problem,....

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A Special Kind of Happiness

MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry’s speech at the Graduation Ceremony of James Cook University Singapore on 2nd Apr 2016 Graduating students throw their mortarboards in the air. (Photo: James Cook University Singapore) I thought hard about what to say today. So I searched my memories of my own graduation 15 years ago, when I was a youth sitting down there, just like you. I asked myself, if there is one thing I wish I knew sitting down there 15 years ago,....

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Summary: What your MPs Raised During Parliament Budget Debates

ECONOMY • Kwek Hian Chuan Henry (HK): if economy worsens, will government take lead to lower rent in JTC and HDB properties • HK: support growth of start-ups. SG-Innovate, which helps start-ups commercialise, should work with Jurong Innovation District to increase impact • HK: extend Industry Transformation Programme to sectors without trade associations and heartland retail sector • Dr Lee Bee Wah (LBW): strike a balance between helping businesses and making them too reliant on government • LBW: cut red tape so grants are not creamed off by middlemen • Louis Ng (LN): how will Budget help micro-SMEs MANPOWER • HK: government withstood pressure to stop increasing foreign worker levies as the economy slows down.....

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Robbed of our Clean and Green Environment

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah’s speech during debates on MWER’s Budget The sweltering temperatures in Malaysia must serve as a warning bell to all of us. In Singapore, the temperatures are also climbing. Should we be blanketed again this year by the transboundary haze, the impact will be even worse than last year with the rising temperatures. The transboundary haze is one of the major contributors to climate change. According to estimates released by Guido van der Werf on the global fire emissions database,....

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