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Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Budget Debate 2016. Video Here Introduction Madam Speaker, let me first start by thanking the Minister for Finance for a positive Budget 2016 and a Budget Statement that was filled with positive stories. It is a Budget Statement about how everyone has a role to play and together, we will write the next chapters of the Singapore story. This is a budget which helps everyone but with a stronger focus on SMEs,....

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Singapore is a prime terrorism target

Keynote Address by Minister K Shanmugam at The Home Team Leaders’ Forum on 18 Mar 2016 I. Introduction 1. Today I will speak about one of the key threats that Singapore faces – the threat of a terror attack and quite importantly, what we are going to do about it. We can keep talking about threats but how are we going to act? We have been giving that some thought. 2. I would like to credit the National Security Coordination Secretariat for their publication “Terrorism Year in Review”,....

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We Remember

By Kwek Hian Chuan Henry Recently during a dialogue with residents of the Mayflower estate, a gentleman brought up their personal connection to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He said that Mr Lee had ordered the estate built for civil servants. Back then, Kebun Baru was literally “baru” (new)- an undeveloped town. When the civil servants moved in and found that it was hard to go to work by public transport, Mr Lee, ever the problem-solver, arranged a shuttle bus to take them to and from the city every morning and morning.....

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What LKY Did About A Dried Branch

by Suresh Nair Turning Singapore into a “Garden City” was one of the causes the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew was most committed to. So much so that he didn’t miss a single Tree Planting Day in 51 years. Mr Lee planted his first tree in June 1963 to kick-start the national effort for tree planting. The Mempat tree was planted in the middle of a roundabout – neither the tree nor the roundabout is there now because the Farrer Circus site was affected by road projects in the mid-1970s.....

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