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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.

Hawkers, homes and retirement

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 19-20 Nov 2018 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) how many hawkers have taken part in the Incubation Stall Programme; (b) how many will be continuing beyond the incubation period; and (c) for those who will not continue, what are the reasons and how will the Ministry address them. 2. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) what challenges do hawkers face under the social enterprise hawker centres initiative;....

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Extending housing grants and training accidents

Parliamentary Questions from Mr Kwek Hian Chuan Henry, 19-20 Nov 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Defence in the wake of the recent SAF training accidents, whether there will be an SAF-wide review on training doctrines that will factor in the learning from the various incidents. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Additional CPF Housing Grant and Special CPF Housing Grant can be extended to first-time buyers of HDB flats in matured estates as these buyers may wish to live near to their parents within the 4km radius.....

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Show the world we act against dirty money

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill [Bill no. 45/2018] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Real estate is a popular outlet for illicit funds. Money launderers and terrorism financiers often invest in real estate for the same reasons other people do: the prices are stable; the values generally appreciate over time; and you can live in it or rent it out.....

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Can Developers Really Assess Money-Laundering Risk?

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE DEVELOPERS (ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 20 NOV 2018 Mr Speaker, Sir The threat of terrorism is increasing on a global scale. The terror threat that Singapore faces is at the highest in years. To keep terrorism at bay, we need a multi-pronged approach. Apart from shoring up our border security, and strengthening social resilience among our citizens,....

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Consider mandating central fire alarm systems in HDB

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Civil Defence and Other Matters Bill [Bill no. 44/2018] Introduction Sir, the intention of this Bill is to expand the legal powers of SCDF officers to respond to a wider range of incidents, especially during non-fire emergencies. This can only be a positive move and I stand in support of it. However, I seek a few clarifications regarding the Bill.....

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True Cost of MRT ride?

Speech by Mr. Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on Land Transport Amendment Bill 1. Mr Deputy Speaker, 2. The amendments in LTA Bill, as it will strengthen the governance surround investments and maintenance of our rail network. Therefore, I rise in support of the motion. 3. Before I start, on behalf of my residents who uses the North South line, I would like to thank MOT, our MRT workers, as well as those involved with the NS line upgrade for their countless hours of hard work.....

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Helping with Legal Problems

Speech by Mr. Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Bill Mr. Deputy Speaker, I stand in support of the amendment bill. I would like Min Law to clarify four points. First, clause 3 empowers the Director of Legal Aid to appoint a “suitable and experienced” public officer whom is not a qualified person under the Legal Professional Act. Can I understand more about how Legal Aid will determine what kind of processes or cases will merit public officers rather than qualified person?....

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Access to Justice for Most Vulnerable

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 42/2018]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. Many MPs, myself included, have asked for the Director of Legal Aid to be given broader discretion to extend legal aid to those who do not qualify under the means test. I am heartened to see that the Ministry has taken on board our suggestions in allowing the Director general discretion to grant aid if it is just and proper to do so.....

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New Yishun Polyclinic complements Nee Soon GRC’s healthcare eco-system

The redeveloped Yishun Polyclinic in Yishun Avenue 9 was officially launched last Saturday by Nee Soon GRC’s Member of Parliament, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. Other guests include Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong, as well as Nee Soon MP A/P Faishal Ibrahim, who is also Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Education, with fellow MP Louis Ng. With a floor space of 8,700 sq m,....

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