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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.

Protecting victims from abusers

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE CRIMINAL LAW REFORM BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, Abuse cases are gaining more prevalence, not just in Singapore, but also globally. I hope it only means that more are seeking help. It is a basic human right to live in safety and freedom free of fear from others. Those who deny this right must be severely dealt with.....

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Strengthening counselling and mediation support for parties

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Protection from Harassment (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 11/2019) Introduction Sir, the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) has protected and provided redress for harassment victims. This Bill will amplify these positive effects by making it easier for victims to seek recourse for harassment-related behaviour, and by targeting new social trends such as doxxing and increasing incidences of fake news.....

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Setting up specialist team with psychological first aid training

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Criminal Law Reform Bill (Bill No. 6/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the sweeping changes introduced by this Bill to ensure that our criminal laws and regime are well-placed to tackle new crime trends and are aligned with the societal norms of our times. I would like to start by commending the Government’s decision to provide for a longer three-month period between first and second readings of this Bill.....

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Harassment is never justified

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, In Chinese please. 现在的网络,时不时会有人做出看似错误的举动,然后被人“人肉搜索”,个人资料被放上网,然后他们的住家、工作场所,或者电话被人骚扰。 很多时候,被搜出来的人根本是另外一个人。就算真的是那个人,我们也不可以去骚扰他。如果每个人不喜欢别人的举动就可以去伤害他,那我们跟原始社会有什么不同?而且跟他同住的人,包括老人和小孩,也同样会被骚扰,这样公平吗? 新加坡是世界上第一个立法禁止公开人肉搜索资料的国家,我感到很自豪。也借此提醒大家,上网要小心不要公开个人资料和地点。 Sir, this Bill criminalises publishing online identifying information of others, such as full name, address, phone number, etc. This is also known as doxxing, and often leads to harassment and harm of individuals in real life. Doxxing is certainly not a foreign concept to Singapore’s cybersphere.....

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Toughen penalties for crimes like voyeurism

Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in light of the police report made by an NUS student against a person who took a video recording of her in the bathroom: (a) how does the police assess whether a person should be given a conditional warning; (b) what percentage of suspects given a conditional warning in similar cases have been rehabilitated; (c) what percentage of suspects went on to reoffend; and (d) whether there is any review of this practice after this case has been discussed widely.....

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Busking card auditions and applications

Parliamentary Questions from MP Louis Ng on 1 April 1) To ask the Minister for Finance: (a) what is the Gini coefficient of Singapore for each year in the past 10 years when capital income is 1) To ask the Minister for Health for the senior care industry: (a) what is the percentage of local workers; and (b) what are the plans to attract more locals. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth: (a) why is there an allocation of only five busking sites to each successful applicant of a Busking Card;....

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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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