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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.

Louis Ng: Speaking Up for Residents

In the first half of this term of Parliament, Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng has been one of the most outspoken new MPs. He shared that his speeches were based on the feedback and concerns from residents. “As an MP, I shouldn’t just talk about what I’m passionate about. It’s ultimately what people are passionate about.” For example, at one of his monthly dialogue sessions, an auto-immune disease support group told him about their experiences and that moved him to file a recommendation on their behalf in this year’s Budget.....

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A/P Faishal: Women’s Wages Grew at Similar Rate to Men

Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim reiterated Singapore’s commitment to women’s advancement at the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality. He highlighted that Singapore’s women have made great strides in education levels, employment rates and wage equality. In fact, women’s full-time median wage has grown by 5.3% per annum from 2006 to 2016, at a similar rate to that of men. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development and Nee Soon GRC MP Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim represented Singapore at the forum,....

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Trust and Inequality

SPEECH BY MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS & MINISTER FOR LAW MR K SHANMUGAM, AT THE LAUNCH OF THE RED CROSS JUNIOR CLUB & PROJECT C.A.R.E., ON 20 APR 2018, AT OUR TAMPINES HUB   I’m pleased to be at this event, to launch Red Cross Junior Club and Project C.A.R.E.   This Red Cross Junior, is an expansion of the Red Cross movement, looking at children aged 5 to 6. Really, get our young children to have that humanitarian spirit.....

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Halal Food at Northpoint City

Northpoint City, the largest mall in the Northern part of Singapore, has recently opened its new South Wing and of course, more dining options! Located right next to Yishun MRT station with an underground linkway connecting the two, Northpoint City is very convenient for all who stay in Yishun and anyone who comes to Yishun. We pick up some of the Muslim-friendly food establishments at Northpoint City for you and your family to dine at.  ....

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Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 16/2018]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Lawyers I’ve spoke to welcome in particular three changes that have been proposed. The first relates to the appointment of law experts in cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), a move, no doubt, put in place to improve the quality of arguments raised in the SICC on foreign law issues.....

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Films change our lives

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Films (Amendment) Bill Read the response speech here. Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Films (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 10/2018] Introduction  Sir, my parents and my sister played the most important role in developing my values and instilling in me a sense of compassion, honesty and integrity.....

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Don’t let terrorists gain upper hand

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill [Bill No. 11/2018] Read the response speech here.   Sir, like other members of this house, I am in favour of providing the Police with enhanced powers to maintain public order and safety. We have to look to incidents around the world, to learn about the evolving methods that terrorists use to inflict maximum damage and terror.....

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Update anti-terrorism powers

Read the response speech here. Henry Kwek MP for Nee Soon GRC Speech on Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill 1. I rise in support of the bill. 2. It is important to note that this is not the 1st time the law enforcers have been given special powers to deal with security threats. 3. The POPA was enacted in 1958 to provide police with the special powers to deal with large-scale communal riots, which was the key threat back then.....

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Fire alarms for rental flats and speeding at Yishun

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 20 Mar 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Health (a) how many senior citizens currently suffer from incontinence; (b) what is the average cost to treat this illness; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider providing more subsidies for incontinence treatment so as to enable more senior citizens to seek treatment early. Answer 2. Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) when will work begin on the installation of smoke and fire alarms for HDB rental flats;....

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