Housing for single and divorcee parents, tax on NS award, vulnerable juveniles

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng from 8th to 10th Jan 2018 1.To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what are the criteria that single unwed parents under the age of 35 need to fulfill before their applications or appeals are approved to (i) purchase a flat from HDB (ii) rent a flat from HDB; (b) what are the objective criteria used to determine if such unwed parents are able to continue living with their parents;....

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Three ways to transform SMEs

Henry Kwek and Tan Khee Giap For The Straits Times It’s not just about costs. More industry clusters, embracing digitalisation and cutting red tape are the ways forward. Singapore’s recent economic growth numbers have been encouraging. Tradable sectors and many parts of the domestic economy have done better than expected. It is also encouraging that the Government has continued to press on with transforming the economy, with a third of the targeted 23 Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) rolled out.....

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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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