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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.

Give better support to couples trying to become parents through in-vitro fertilisation

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on the Adjournment Motion: Giving more support to couples undergoing IVF. Introduction Sir, I have shared stories about my children numerous times in this House. Being a parent to Ella, Katie and Poppy has been one of the greatest joys for my wife Amy and I. I share so many stories of them because I’m grateful that I have three happy healthy children. I’m grateful for all the lessons they have taught me and they have undoubtedly made me a better person.....

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Berita Harian Achiever Of The Year Award Ceremony 2020

Mr Mohamed Faizal Mohamed Abdul Kadir was conferred the BH Achiever of the Year award at the Anugerah Jauhari Berita Harian 2020 held on 18 November 2020. Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam was Guest-of-Honour for this event. Mr Mohamed Faizal Mohamed Abdul Kadir is the deputy chief prosecutor and senior state counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers. The award was given in recognition of Mr Faizal’s contributions to the legal sector as well as to the community.....

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On Long Term Visit Pass holders and Support to the Arts Sector

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 2 November To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development in each year of the past 10 years (a) how many Singaporean children have been born to Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders versus Singaporean women; (b) how many divorces have happened between couples, at least one of whom is an LTVP holder, who have Singaporean children; and (c) what are the comparable national-level figures for the same period of time.....

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Calibration of eligibility thresholds for companies to benefit from the measures under the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh, MP for Nee Soon Link, at the Second Reading of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 36/2020) and COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 3) Bill Introduction Mdm Deputy Speaker, I would like to thank the Second Minister for Law for the swift action taken on the amendments to the Insolvency, Restructuring, and Dissolution (Amendment) Bill and the courage to introduce the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No 3) Bill.....

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Private Member’s Motion on Singapore’s Justice System

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Private Member’s Motion on Singapore’s Justice System Sir, I recognise that fairness, access and independence are indeed cornerstones of Singapore’s justice system. With that in mind, I have several proposals that, I believe, will help strengthen our criminal justice system. Many of what I will share have been discussed previously, but I hope to share further points in details on some of these proposals.....

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Performance Management System of Stack Ranking and Capturing Residents’ Concerns on Secondhand Smoke from Neighbour

Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 3 and 4 November To ask the Minister for Health whether the Co-Funding for Assisted Conception Procedures (ACP) scheme can be extended to private Assisted Reproduction (AR) centres. Response To ask the Minister for Education with regard to the performance management system of stack ranking (a) what is the quota for each of the grades A, B, C+, C, C-, D and E for teachers respectively; and (b) for each year in the past five years,....

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Criteria and process to prefer charges for capital offences

The Minister of State for Home Affairs (Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim) (for the Minister for Home Affairs) in response to parliamentary question by Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim to the Minister for Home Affairs on what are the criteria and process to prefer charges for capital offences: Mr Speaker, capital offences are very serious offences, such as murder, kidnapping, firearms offences and trafficking large quantities of drugs. In cases where preliminary investigations reveal that a capital offence may have been committed by an accused person,....

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Support to Micro and Small Companies in Restructuring, Insolvency and Dissolution

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 36/2020) and COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 3) Bill  Introduction Mdm, this Bill aims to alleviate difficulties that may be faced by micro and small companies (MSCs) during COVID-19. Many businesses, including our MSCs, may not be able to weather this storm. If they are to survive, they may need significant restructuring.....

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Support to SMEs in Compliance to Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 39/2020)  Introduction Sir, this Bill will strengthen safeguards of public monies and Singapore’s national interests. It is more crucial now than ever in the existing financial climate to ensure that tax revenue is protected from fraud or loopholes. In doing so, this Bill draws lessons and references from similar provisions in other jurisdictions,....

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