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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.

Help Smokers Quit

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 40/2017] Introduction Sir, as I’ve shared several times in this House, I was a former smoker and I smoked for 17 years. I celebrated my quitting anniversary just last month, on 12 October. I have not smoked for over four years now. Raising the minimum smoking age to 21 I started smoking when I was about 18 years old and it was during my National Service days between 18 and 21 years old that I smoked the most.....

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Tackle Demand for Sexual Services

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Massage Establishments Bill [Bill No. 39/2017] Introduction Sir, let me start by saying that I stand in support of this Bill. With a 40% increase in the number of unlicensed massage establishments from 2013 to 2016, this is clearly a problem that needs to be addressed. These unlicensed massage establishments taint Singapore’s image. These are sentiments, which are echoed by netizens who posted comments on my facebook page.....

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Women’s wing learns about LPA and AMD

On the 9th of September this year, members of the PAP’s Northwest District Women’s Wing convened for a special talk on legal issues in Nee Soon South branch. The event was graced by Ms Ellen Lee, a lawyer and former MP in Sembawang GRC. The PAP Women’s Wing focuses on issues and topics related to women’s empowerment and development. In line with those aims, the talk emphasised the importance of estate planning, writing a will, making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and making an Advance Medical Directive (AMD).....

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Effecting Change Through Listening

Speech by MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry at TEDxPickering Street event in Singapore on 15th July 2017. Watch the video here   Good afternoon everybody. My name is Henry. I’m here to talk about effecting change through listening. Many of us sitting here are changemakers. When we want to make change, we have a lot of passion. I’ll say that a defining characteristic of a changemaker is somebody who has a very strong view on what they want to see in the world,....

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Fortifying Singapore’s Resolve to Stay United Against the Threat of Terrorism

Speech by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam in Parliament on 3 Oct 2017 I.     INTRODUCTION 1.     I thank Mr De Souza for moving this Motion and thank members for their views. Many constructive suggestions have been made, which my ministry will study. I also thank the members from the Workers’ Party for very constructive suggestions and we will look at them.   2.     I will set out the types of threats we face,....

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Multi-racial representation in Singapore not a given

From pap.org.sg In his interview with Lianhe Zaobao published on 24 September, Mr Pritam Singh said that he, as a member of a minority community, would have no problem if all our leaders were from the Chinese community. Is he serious? Does Mr Singh speak for the Workers’ Party? Neither meritocracy nor our current multi-racial and multi-religious harmony are givens. Since our early years of independence, the PAP Government put in place policies to safeguard the rights of minority communities,....

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Domestic violence, after-school care and women in civil service

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 2nd and 3rd Oct 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) in the past three years, how many domestic violence cases against women, especially those above 50 years, have been reported; (b) what is the Ministry doing to reach out to those who may be suffering in silence; and (c) whether the Ministry will look into ways to raise public awareness and work with grassroots groups to reach out to the silent victims.....

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Inclusiveness and Fraud Concerns with Digital Notices

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PROPERTY TAX (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 02 OCT 2017 Mr Speaker Sir I rise in support of the Bill. However, I have a few concerns especially with regards to the proposed amendments. One of these is the use of digital notices by tax payers. It’s on an opt out basis, meaning people will have to specifically choose to receive paper notices.....

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Encourage Medisave Top-ups

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE INCOME TAX AMENDMENT BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 02 OCT 2017   Mr Speaker, Sir, The life expectancy in Singapore is relatively high, thanks to good medical standards and the access to affordable health care for the masses. As our Prime Minister mentioned in his National Day Rally speech, Singaporeans live up to the age of 82 on average.....

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