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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.

Most Outspoken MP Making Real Change  

As of April 2019, Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament Louis Ng Kok Kwang has spoken up 404 times in Parliament – making him the most outspoken MP from the 13th Parliament of Singapore (15-01-2016 to present). Back in 2015 when Louis first stood for election, he promised to listen and speak up. True to his words, whether it is to urge MOE to slay the sacred cow of Streaming, or to push for more childcare subsidies and leaves for parents,....

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Strength of the community

SPEECH BY A/P MUHAMMAD FAISHAL BIN IBRAHIM DURING PARLIAMENT  MOTION ON RESTRICTING HATE SPEECH TO MAINTAIN RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HARMONY IN SINGAPORE Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Motion. Freedom of speech comes with a cost. When this means excluding communities and fracturing our society, it is a cost that we cannot bear. In its simplest form, hate speech can manifest in a single tweet or a passing comment. Yet, malicious content and intent can easily create unfounded fear and suspicion.....

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Let senior citizens be ambassadors of goodwill against hate speech

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, ON PARLIAMENT  MOTION ON RESTRICTING HATE SPEECH TO MAINTAIN RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HARMONY IN SINGAPORE Mr Speaker Sir I thank the Minister for this important debate and I support the Motion. As I’ve shared in this house before, I grew up in the turbulent 1960s in Malaysia. Those years were marred with several racial conflicts that saw many lives lost. There was curfew and even as a kid I could sense that something was wrong.....

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Haze from Johor

Parliamentary question from MP Lee Bee Wah on 1 April To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources: (a) whether Singapore has received any updates on the Johor government’s efforts to manage their hotspots and, if so, what are these; (b) how can the health and well-being of Singapore’s residents be safe-guarded against the long-term exposure to haze pollutants; and (c) whether there are plans to conduct outreach programmes to allay concerns and provide regular updates on the haze situation arising from hotspots in Johor.....

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Work injuries, night-time childcare and plastic waste

Parliamentary Questions from Mr Louis Ng, 26 Feb – 8 Mar 2019 1. To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry can provide an update on the review it is conducting on getting more companies to offer neo-natal insurance for in-vitro fertilisation. Response 2. To ask the Minister for Health: (a) whether there are plans to tighten the regulation of private daycare and homecare services that do not receive Government subsidies as they currently do not have any mandatory minimum standards;....

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Safety and Recourse for Pedestrians

Cut by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Safety and Recourse For Pedestrians  Sir In 2018, the Minister revealed that the accidents involving PMDs, bicycles and power-assisted bikes increased threefold in 2017. Can the Minister share some updated statistics for 2018? How many such accidents were serious enough that someone was sent to hospital? I understand the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s preference to prioritise reduction of accidents. But accidents will happen,....

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Endearing Homes: can we do more?

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of National Development’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Endearing Homes: can we do more? I was pleased to learn from last year’s National Day Rally that flats built between 1987 and 1997 will also be included in Home Improvement Program (HIP). Half of Khatib homes were built in 1986 and the HIP have been completed or near completion. The other half of Khatib homes were built in 1987 where residents are still waiting for their HIP. ....

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Childcare subsidies for non-working moms

Cut by MP Louis Ng during Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Childcare subsidies for non-working moms During our Motion on “Education for Our Future”, Speaker asked who is the best teacher and where is the best school. We parents are the best teachers for our children and our home is the best school. And the most important time for us to be teachers and for our homes to be a school is during our child’s formative years.....

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Abolishing streaming, Making CCAs available to all students

Cuts by MP Louis Ng during Ministry of Education’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Abolishing streaming In my budget speech, I shared my concerns about streaming and how it might lead to social stratification. I spoke about the immobility in our education system where a student who enters the Normal (Technical) stream has little chance of leaving this stream. I spoke about how streaming can discourage some students. How is MOE addressing the concerns of social stratification due to streaming?....

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