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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.

Helping SMEs deal with new regulations

Speech by Er Dr. Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Budget Debate 2019 Watch the speech here Mr Deputy Speaker Sir, I thank Minister Heng Swee Keat for engineering a budget which has to take in so many evolving situations. There are so many factors he has to address to keep our economy vibrant and society inclusive. Out of these factors, one of the trickiest is the transformation of our economy. For the past few years and past few Budgets,....

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Make Every Class a Good Class: Doing Away with Streaming

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Budget Debate 2019 Watch the speech here Introduction Sir, inequality has been a buzzword in recent years and it is a positive sign. It shows that as a society, we are not just concerned about ourselves, but we are also concerned about those who have fallen behind those who need our help. What is the best way to reduce inequality? The answer is ensuring social mobility and social mixing.....

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Learning from the past, planning for the future

Speech by Mr. Henry Kwek , MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Budget Debate 2019 Watch the speech here Lessons from the fall of Singapore in 1942 1. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the budget. 2. On 15th of Feb, 1941, the morning Singapore fell, General Percival conferred with his fellow generals at Fort Canning. a. Bukit Timah had fallen, along with crucial military supplies. b. The water supply was at the verge of collapse.....

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On work permit screening process, Comcare and Cat-related Nuisance

Parliamentary Questions on 18 Feb 2019 Dr Lee Bee Wah: 1) To ask the Minister for Manpower: (a) what is the employment screening process for foreigners applying for a work permit; and (b) in the past three years, how many applicants have been rejected because of their unsatisfactory records. Response Louis Ng: 1) To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development in each of the past five years: (a) how many ComCare Short to-Medium Term Assistance recipients are first-time applicants;....

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Closing Speech for Motion on Ageing with Purpose by MP Henry Kwek

Mr. Speaker Sir, I thank all members who spoke today for supporting both motions, and the seventeen member who spoke on the motion of Ageing with Purpose. Your passion and thoughtful remarks are much appreciated. At this point, I would also like to state my full support for motion for caregivers, as well as the government response to it, because many caregivers are stretched, because, as Ms. Tin Pei Ling said, “even heroes need a break”.....

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Opening Speech for Motion on Ageing with Purpose by MP Henry Kwek

Mr. Speaker Sir, On behalf of parliamentarians from PAP senior group, or PAP.SG, I beg to move today, “That this House calls for a whole of Singapore effort to ensure that Singaporeans are able to age with purpose and dignity, stay healthy and connected, and be financially stable to look forward to their years ahead. Mr. Speaker, preparing Singapore for ageing is one of the most consequential topics for us. We are not talking about niche policy affecting some people.....

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Second five-year extension of COE?

Parliamentary Questions from MP Henry Kwek, 11-13 Feb 2019 1) To ask the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry will allow a second five-year extension of the Certificate of Entitlement if the vehicle is in good condition and has a track record of proper maintenance. Response 2) To ask the Minister for National Development in respect of HDB’s Lease Buyback Scheme: (a) whether the flat owner is required to use the proceeds to return the CPF amount used to purchase the flat before the net proceeds are used to top up the owner’s CPF Retirement Account;and (b) whether HDB will consider allowing flat owners in need to receive half of the proceeds from the Lease Buyback Scheme in cash.....

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SingPost delivery issues, PMDs accidents and liability insurances

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 11-13 Feb 2019 1) To ask the Minister for Defence: (a) how many military training deaths have occurred in the past three years; (b) what is the Ministry doing to address any effect on the confidence and morale of our NSmen and their families; and (c) how many officers and men were disciplined in the past three years on safety lapses during training. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Communications and Information: (a) what is the status of the Postal Quality of Service framework review;....

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Will MND consider a licensing requirement for pet boarding businesses?

Parliamentary Questions from MP Louis Ng, 11-13 Feb 2019 1) To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will introduce a licensing requirement for pet boarding businesses in addition to the standards and best practices listed in the Code of Animal Welfare (for the Pet Industry). Response 2) To ask the Minister for National Development: (a) what percentage of shark’s fin shipments undergo sampling and DNA analysis to ensure that the species declarations are accurate;....

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