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

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

More help for parents facing difficulties with their children

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE 2ND READING OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, As a parent, it is certainly disquieting to look at the cases where children are abused, ill-treated or neglected by their parents. I am sure this sentiment is shared by other honourable members too. What is worrying is the number of cases being reported have been on the rise especially for sexual abuse with 248 cases up from 107 in 2016,....

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When it comes to the environment, it cannot be business as usual

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Resource Sustainability Bill (Bill No. 20/2019) Sir, I’ve spent the past 4 years in this House speaking up and calling for greater protection of our environment. This Bill is a positive step in the right direction and I wholeheartedly support it and I thank MEWR for taking this progressive step forward. The amendments proposed are substantive and will help to tackle the supply side of the equation and tackle it at the root rather than tackle the symptoms.....

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Encouraging adoption

Speech on Children and Youth Person Bill By Henry Kwek, Member of Parliament for Kebun Baru, Nee Soon GRC For Parliament Sitting on 3 Sep 2019 Mr Speaker, 1. I rise in support of this bill. 2. First off, on behalf of foster parents, I would like to thank MSF for allowing foster parents to benefit from childcare leave. a. This is something that many in the VWO space, including myself, have asked for. 3. Second,....

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Ensuring Fair Work Injury Compensation

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Work Injury Compensation Bill (Bill No. 21/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Work Injury Compensation Bill. We have made great strides in prioritising workplace safety and health (WSH). Our WSH 2028 strategy articulates a Vision Zero for all stakeholders to work towards preventing all forms of injury and ill-health at work. While we work towards the WSH 2028 vision,....

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Encourage more to join CareShield Life

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE CARESHIELD LIFE AND LONG-TERM CARE BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir The average lifespan of Singaporeans is on the rise. According to a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, average lifespan would be 85.4 years in 2040. But the number of years spent in poor health would also correspondingly increase. The government has been enhancing policies and investing in resources to promote active,....

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Providing Housing for Single Unwed Parents and their Children

Adjournment Motion Speech “Providing Housing for Single Unwed Parents and their Children” by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on 2 September 2019. Introduction: 22 years of speeches Sir, for over 20 years, the voices of the single unwed parents have been heard in this House. Members have spoken with passion about the challenges facing single unwed parents and their children. Members shared their concerns about how it is the innocent children who would suffer from their continued exclusion from society by discriminating against single unwed parents.....

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NDP Live Screening in Nee Soon Attracts 3,000 Residents

On 9 August, our National Day, Nee Soon Town Council organised a National Day Parade Live Screening event which attracted 3,000 residents to celebrate together. This is the first time Nee Soon Town Council has organised a live screening of the National Day Parade right in the heartlands. It was held at the hardcourt beside Yishun MRT station, in front of Blk 744. Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, MP for Nee Soon GRC, graced the event and interacted with residents from all walks of life.....

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Will MOM review Dependants’ Protection Scheme’s maximum age cap?

Parliamentary Questions from MP Lee Bee Wah on 5 – 6 August 1) To ask the Minister for Transport in view of the recent spate of fires involving PMDs (a) whether the Ministry can place a temporary ban on the use of PMDs until there are proven solutions for the safer use of PMDs; and (b) whether LTA can bring forward the deadline for all motorised PMDs used on public paths to be certified to the UL2272 standard.....

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Housing for Single Parent, HFMD and Annual Leaves

Parliamentary Questions from MP Louis Ng on 5 – 6 August 1) To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will, deciding not just on a case-by-case basis and without receiving an appeal, allow a single parent and his/her child to get a HDB rental flat when the duo cannot afford alternative housing options and will otherwise have to share a bedroom with existing family members in the family members’ home or stay in the living room because they have no spare rooms available.....

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