Min Shanmugam: Malay community has made much progress

In an interview with Malay-language daily Berita Harian, Minister K Shanmugam said that the Malay community has made a lot of progress, for example in terms of income and education levels. Now, we should encourage the community to go even further, and for more Malay professionals to reach the pinnacle of success. Minister Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Law and MP for Nee Soon GRC, also noted that Singaporeans from all communities are increasingly committed to racial and religious harmony.....

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Ensure safety in private hire cars

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC AMENDMENT BILL Video here Madam Speaker 1. The rise of Uber and Grab is welcomed by many. It provides an alternative to those who want chauffeured cars, and it also provides additional income to those who are willing to work hard. However, for the safety of all commuters and other road users, It is good that we put in place some form of regulations on the operators of private hire cabs and its drivers.....

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Disputes over trees in private estates

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PARK AND TREES (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Video here Madam Speaker I rise in support of the Bill. The campaign to green Singapore has indeed been very successful and we, despite the demand for housing and other infrastructure, are indeed maintaining our image as a garden city. However, the success of our policy has also brought on one issue especially between neighbours in some private estates.....

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PQs from Louis Ng from 6-7 Feb 2017

1. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what steps is the Ministry taking or has taken to ensure that the Sigma lifts currently in operation are safe to use; and (b) whether it will be taking any action against Sigma and its parent company. Answer 2. To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government-Paid Adoption Leave (GPAL) can (i) be converted into shared leave which parents can allocate between themselves as they choose, instead of being open to mothers only and (ii) be extended to parents (both mothers and fathers) who adopt children above the age of 12 months old.....

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