You’re Holding a What?

by Louis Ng [Ed: This is part of our “2 Minutes With” series, in which we’ll bring you original commentaries and videos from your Nee Soon GRC MPs.] Yup, I’ve held my first Townhall, and I’ll be holding one every month. We’ve all heard that line about how the government doesn’t listen or you’ve never seen your MP? Well let’s tackle that both of that head-on. I’m creating a common space for everyone to be seen and heard.....

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Opportunities for Every Child to Succeed

MOE FY 2016 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE – SPEECH BY PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD FAISHAL IBRAHIM 1. Mdm Chair, my colleagues have spoken about MOE’s continued efforts to provide a holistic education that prepares students for lifelong learning. EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES TO PURSUE INTERESTS 2. We agree with Mr Kok Heng Leun and Dr Intan that the arts play a crucial role in this endeavour. Arts education cultivates creativity, imagination, multiple perspectives, and innovation; each trait important in forging our future.....

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Public Assistance allowance raised

Speech by A/Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim at the Committee of Supply 2016 SINGAPURA, RUMAH KITA UNTUK KELUARGA Sir, allow me to start off my speech in Malay. Keluarga yang kukuh adalah tunggak masyarakat, dan rumah tangga yang utuh adalah asas keluarga yang kukuh. Kanak-kanak adalah masa depan kita. Dengan keluarga yang kukuh dan sokongan baik dari masyarakat, anak-anak kita boleh mencapai permulaan hidup yang baik. Di MSF, aspirasi kami adalah untuk menjadikan Singapura Rumah Kita untuk Keluarga,....

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The Key to a Happy Marriage

By A/P Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (This first appeared on MSF conversations, a blog by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.) I recently met an elderly couple in their 60s. Having been married for over 40 years, they shared with me the magic formula behind their long-lasting marriage – “Give and take”, “Forgive and forget” and “Share your problems and housework”. Indeed, their words remind me of the ‘beauty of imperfection’ in a marriage. Marriage is between two people who are imperfect,....

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