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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.

Provide cash component of Baby Bonus to single unweds

Cuts by MP Louis Ng for Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Committee of Supply debate 2020 Ensure divorcees with shared care and control have access to housing Last year I asked the Ministry to consider requiring divorce rulings to specify which parent can list their child as an essential occupier in HDB flat applications. The reply was that parents with shared care and control arrangements have equal rights to list their child as an essential occupier and that they should come to a mutually agreeable decision themselves.....

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Prevention Better than Cure, Support to Community Providers

Cuts by A/P Muhammad Faishal during Ministry of Health (MOH) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 Prevention Better than Cure  The phrase “prevention is better than cure” is often used to encourage people to adopt preventive health measures in their lives. I commend the Health Promotion Board and other stakeholders who have passionately and persistently engaged Singaporeans to take on preventive health measures at the community and national levels. As we move forward, I would like to ask how will MOH encourage Singaporeans across all ages to take on preventive health measures,....

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Asatizah Development

Cut by A/P Muhammad Faishal during Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth (MCCY) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 Asatizah Development (Pembangunan Asatizah) Untuk membimbing masyarakat Muslim yang tinggal dalam masyarakat berbilang budaya secara berkesan, masyarakat bergantung kepada para asatizah untuk menyebarkan pengetahuan agama yang berasakan pengalaman sebenar serta mampu memberikan panduan terhadap isu-isu semasa yang muncul seperti mata wang kripto dan makanan berasaskan tumbuh-tumbuhan. Amat penting bagi para asatizah diperlengkapkan dengan kemahiran yang diperlukan untuk mendekati masyarakat secara berkesan.....

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SG Cares Volunteer Centres and Additional Support for the Arts

Cuts by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth (MCCY) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 SG Cares Volunteer Centres Singapore’s caring and kindness, along with progress in our society’s civic, culture, and sports arena, is fuelled by the passion of our country’s volunteers. MCCY has done an excellent job to identify, nurture, and empower them. We need to look no further than Team Nile, or our Museum Volunteers, to see proof of that.....

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Sporting Singapore

COS SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT PARLIAMENT’S BUDGET 2020 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE FOR MCCY SPORTING SINGAPORE Sir In the midst of COVID-19 affecting Singapore and rest of the world, the subjects of “national resilience”, “community bonding”, and “national pride” in how Singapore manages the epidemic is popping up in my constituency. Coincidentally, true sporting nations typically display such positive attributes.  In fact, I recall that the Committee of Sporting Singapore report in 2001 (championed by Mr Goh Chok Tong) articulated these three desired outcomes of a Sporting Singapore,....

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Making a Good Start in Life

SPEECH BY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD FAISHAL IBRAHIM, SENIOR PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AT COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY 2020 MAKING A GOOD START IN LIFE Chairman, 1. I thank the members for their valuable suggestions and continued support of my ministry’s work. I would like to start with a few words in Malay. PERMULAAN BAIK BAGI SETIAP KANAK-KANAK Memudahkan Akses kepada Prasekolah yang Bermutu dan Dimampui 2. Peribahasa Melayu “melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya” memberi gambaran akan pentingya untuk mendidik anak-anak ketika mereka kecil.....

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Platinum Dogs Club, Government Paid Paternity Leave

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng on 26 Feb – 3 Mar 2020 1) To ask the Minister for National Development what plans does the Ministry have to encourage companies in the private sector to achieve the BCA Green Mark for Super Low Energy Buildings certification. Response 2) To ask the Minister for National Development in respect of the Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment 2019, whether the Government will consider (i) increasing the number of lactation rooms from the one lactation room currently required for offices and business parks with a gross floor area of 10,000 sqm and above and (ii) lowering the gross floor area threshold of 10,000 sqm before buildings are required to have at least one lactation room.....

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Transforming the Construction Industry

COS SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT PARLIAMENT’S BUDGET 2020 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE FOR THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRANSFORMING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Sir, before I proceed, I would like to declare my interest as a PE and my involvement in property development and construction. Buy Singapore First Sir, many contractors told me that they feel discriminated in recent few contract awards. In the LTA Jurong Regional Line Projects,....

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Sustainability and Climate Change

COS SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT PARLIAMENT’S BUDGET 2020 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE FOR THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES Sir, I beg to move that the sum to be allocated to Head L of the main estimates be reduced by $100. Climate change is a significant problem. We have witnessed its far-reaching effects in many countries, from droughts and floods to bush fires. We are fortunate that thus far we have not had to grapple with direct effects of natural disasters caused by climate change.....

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