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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Latest

Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Strengthening Our International Arbitration Regime

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the International Arbitration (Amendment) Bill(Bill No. 29/2020)  Introduction  Sir, Singapore has emerged as one of the leading hubs for international arbitration in recent years. In 2019, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre set a new record with 479 new case filings and parties from over 59 jurisdictions chose Singapore as their destination for arbitration. The amendments in this Bill will further strengthen our international arbitration regime and raise Singapore’s profile as a global centre for international arbitration.....

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Issue of Second-hand Cigarette Smoke

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 4 September 2020 1) Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) what measures is the Ministry studying to assist individuals who are negatively affected by second-hand cigarette smoke from their neighbours smoking within their HDB flats; and (b) whether the Ministry has studied the effectiveness and receptiveness of bans on residents smoking at their balconies and windows implemented at some condominiums.....

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Come Chill@Chong Pang!

Chong Pang City neighbourhood centre will be rejuvenated with a new integrated development, housing the Chong Pang Community Club, Market and Hawker Centre, 3 swimming pools, a gym, fitness studios, commercial shops, and a basement carpark with over 300 lots. The multistorey development will be called Chill @ Chong Pang. Larger than a football field, it will stand on the site of the current Chong Pang Community Club and Block 102 Yishun Avenue 5. Chong Pang City is the first neighbourhood centre in Yishun New Town and is about 40 years old.....

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Ensuring Tenants and Sub-Tenants Get Rental Relief

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Bill (Bill No. [34]/2020) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. I thank the Ministry for the rental relief afforded to many tenants and sub-tenants under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020. It has indeed been a lifeline for many SMEs in these difficult economic times. I just have a few quick clarifications to seek.....

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Evolving a New Social Compact

Speech by Ms Carrie Tan Huimin, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the President’s Address 2020 Mr Speaker Sir, I would first like to declare my interest as Founder and Strategic Advisor of IPC Charity Daughters Of Tomorrow. I rise in support of the motion to thank the President for her Address. There are 3 key questions I would like to raise for this House to consider, and also for our citizens to reflect on and contribute their views to in the coming months and years,....

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More Inclusive Workplace, Schools and Community

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the President’s Address 2020 Introduction Sir, four years ago I gave my maiden speech in this House. I emphasised that we needed to become a more caring and compassionate society, that the heartware of this nation is just as important as the hardware and software. My focus on a caring and compassionate society will continue in my second term as an MP.....

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Good Governance = Good Policy + Good Implementation

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh Soon Hee, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Debate on the President’s Address 2020 Mr Speaker, Sir, I rise in support of the motion to thank the President for her Address. I am heartened by her encouragement to new politicians, like myself, to continue the good work done by those before us in shaping an effective and sound government. 2020 A Year Like No Other Globally, this year, economies have been paralysed,....

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Bringing Jobs to Residents

Help is available for jobseekers in Nee Soon. NTUC’s e2i will bring on-site job interviews to all 5 constituencies in Nee Soon from August to October. The first of 5 job fairs was held in Chong Pang Community Club on 20 August. Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, MP for Nee Soon GRC, visited the job fair. He told the media that the focus has always been on ensuring that Singaporeans have jobs. “Without jobs,....

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Facing the Crisis Together

Photo courtesy of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital   The world is facing the biggest crisis in several generations- Covid-19. The virus continues to spread around the world. Over five million people have been infected. Hundreds of thousands have died. These numbers are still rising. The virus has affected both lives and livelihoods. Most countries are suffering. The world faces a severe recession. In Singapore, we have protected our population.  Our death rate is among the lowest in the world.....

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