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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.

Educate public on Small Claims process

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNALS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 9 JULY 2018 Reply from Ministry of Law Mr Speaker, The Small Claims Tribunals (SCT) is an important platform to resolve small claims between consumers and retailers or suppliers. With the rise of entrepreneurship, and also the advent of on-line shopping, the cases of disputes between parties are likely to rise.....

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Divorcee housing, educational mobility and salary reduction

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 9-11 July 2018 1.To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what measures have been put in place to reduce the number of roadkill in the Mandai area; (b) whether such measures apply to all areas where there are construction activities near national parks and nature reserves; and (c) when will the hoardings along Mandai Road be completed. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development what are the eligibility conditions for divorcees with shared care and control of their children to purchase a subsidised HDB flat.....

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Preserve Singapore’s digital heritage

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the National Library Board (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 19/2018]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. The library is a common ground where diverse groups of people come together. Be it young children eagerly browsing picture books at the children’s corner, or students in reading rooms preparing for their exams, or the elderly engrossed in their daily newspapers,....

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Standardise Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill [Bill No. 24/2018]   Introduction Sir, I welcome this move to standardise border enforcement provisions across our Intellectual Property (IP) Acts. These provisions allow information and documents possessed by the Government to be shared, upon request, for private purposes such as research, or to institute infringement proceedings. I would like to raise questions and comments on amendments relating to requests for information,....

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Make small claims cost-efficient

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 23/2018] Reply from Ministry of Law   Introduction Sir, I welcome this update to the Small Claims Tribunals which provides a time and cost-efficient dispute resolution channel for many. In particular, I welcome the move to carve out greater space for mediation for the resolution of small claims. This recognises the value of collaborative conflict resolution that preserves relationships even where the claim amounts are relatively low.....

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Burn more Calories in Yishun

Yishun is the perfect place for fitness buffs. With running paths, game courts and gyms all around, you’ll be spoilt for choice. But which activity burns the most calories per hour? 1. Futsal: 502 calories Futsal Arena, 32 Yishun Central 1 Futsal Arena is the best place to get a fun workout with your buddies! The courts are covered so you can play whatever the weather, and there are shower facilities so you can walk out fresh.....

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PQs from Louis Ng

Parliamentary questions from Louis Ng, 14-18 May 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether the Minister will consider reviewing the Criminal Procedure Code to (i) provide the courts with sentencing discretion for offences mandating imprisonment and caning where the offender is intellectually disabled and (ii) expand the sentencing options for intellectually disabled offenders such as mandatory treatment orders. Answer   2. To ask the Minister for Finance (a) what is the rationale behind allowing taxi drivers but not private-hire vehicle drivers to deduct expenses such as vehicle rental fees,....

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PQs from Henry Kwek

14-18 May 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the Government’s overall approach to create a positive learning and personal development environment for children staying at the various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes. Answer 2.  To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the current number of children and youth under 21 who are currently residing within various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes and whether this number has increased or decreased over the years.....

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Remind everyone to designate LPA

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Speech on Amendment of Vulnerable Adult Bill Mr. Speaker, 1. I rise in support of the amendment. 2. I would also like to put on record my thanks to the MSF officers who work very hard to not just care for the needy, but always proactively consult VWOs as we change the law. 3. Members from the VWO sector whom I spoke to are supportive of this amendment. It strengthens how we protect our vulnerable adults,....

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