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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.

Singapore Food Agency can offer “Trust Audit” services

Speech for Bill on Singapore Food Agency By Henry Kwek, Member of Parliament for Kebun Baru, Nee Soon GRC. For Parliament Sitting on 12 Feb 2019 I rise in support of the bill. The creation of the SFA under MWER is the right move, and will enhance our ability to keep our food supply safe. I also note that the government’s recent success thus far of keep swine flu out of our food supply. The creation of SFA also offers economic opportunities for our food manufacturing and supply industry.....

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Singapore Food Agency urged to enhance food security

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE SINGAPORE FOOD AGENCY BILL IN PARLIAMENT IN FEB 2019 Mr Speaker Sir The decision to establish a Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is timely, as we witness several significant lapses in food safety in the past months. With large scale food poisoning cases including one fatal case, and with undesirable foreign items discovered in prepacked food, Singaporeans cannot help but wonder if our eateries and relevant government agencies are getting things right in food hygiene management.....

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Singapore-Malaysia, smoking offences and smoke-free zone

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 14-15 Jan 2019 1. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs as Singapore and Malaysia shares a common sea boundary which gives rise to various issues cropping up from time-to-time (a) whether there is a hotline between Singapore and Malaysian leaders for quick direct communication between the two countries; and (b) what is the current channel for top political leaders to contact each other to diffuse any escalation of conflicts.....

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Can standardised packaging reduce misleading perceptions?

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. 3/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill that will contribute to further reducing the smoking rate and promote healthier living in Singapore. Studies from other countries that have implemented standardised packaging, such as those in Australia and the UK, consistently highlight the deterrent effect this measure can have upon smoking.....

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Consider adding designated smoking points to more places

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE TOBACCO {CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE} (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, I would like to begin by complimenting the government’s intensive efforts in discouraging tobacco use in recent years. From expanding no-smoking zones to regulating displays of tobacco sales to increasing the minimum legal age of buying cigarettes and more. The government has shown its commitment to the tobacco-free movement.....

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5 points to clarify on TCM Practitioners (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 2/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. In recent years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has become more popular as a career of choice. From 2012 to 2017, the number of practitioners rose by 16%. However, as the profession swells in ranks, it must keep up its standards.....

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Stores in Nee Soon that are open during CNY Holidays

Want to eat out or do some last minute shopping during CNY holidays? Several supermarkets and restaurants within Nee Soon will still be open during this period! Check out some of them below: F&B Yishun Park Hawker Centre https://yishunparkhc.sg/774-2/ 4Fingers Northpoint City 4 Feb (11am – 6pm) | 5 Feb (12nn – 11pm) | 6 Feb (12nn – 1030pm) Din Tai Fung Northpoint City 4 Feb (11am – 3pm) | 5 Feb (11am – 9pm) | 6 Feb (10am –....

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Nee Soon’s Cancer Support Movement and Cancer Resource Centres

Nee Soon GRC launched “Never Alone”, Singapore’s first constituency-based cancer support and awareness movement on 27 Jan. In this movement, residents who have survived cancer will befriend and encourage neighbours going through the same journey. This is believed to be the first cancer support and awareness movement in Singapore launched by a GRC ’s community and grassroots, with support from partners. The movement includes 55 “Health Kakis” who are cancer survivors and residents of our GRC.....

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Sharks fin, secondhand smoke and students on financial assistance scheme

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 14-15 Jan 2019 1.To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether sharks fin is still being served at events organised by or for the public service; and (b) whether sharks fin will be served at future events organised by or for the public service. Answer: Mr Chan Chun Sing (for the Prime Minister): Public agencies abide by the procurement principles of fairness, transparency and value-for-money. Agencies decide on their respective menus based on what is prudent and appropriate for the occasion.....

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