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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.

Extending parental leave for parents with preterm babies and/or multiples

Adjournment Motion Speech “Extending parental leave for parents with preterm babies and/or births of multiples” by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on 1 August 2017 Introduction Madam, last year I shared with this House that my wife and I were expecting twins. In that speech I said, “Just saying twins makes me feel tired already.” My twins were born in February this year, 10 weeks early and honestly, the word “tired” doesn’t even begin to describe our preterm twins parenthood journey over the past 5 months.....

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PQs from Louis Ng on 1 Aug 2017

ORAL QUESTIONS 1. To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider installing fire alarm systems for all HDB blocks. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will consider making neo-natal insurance for IVF compulsory at the point of a positive pregnancy blood test rather than at the point of embryo transfer. 3. To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will consider making it mandatory for employers to provide paid annual home leave to foreign domestic workers.....

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Timely Amendments to Muslim Law

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Administration of Muslim Law (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 27/2017]   Introduction Madam, I stand in support of this Bill. I welcome these progressive and timely amendments to the Administration of Muslim Law Act, especially in relation to the amendments that seek to offer greater protection to children and minors and attempting to address the growing rate of divorces amongst young Muslim couples.....

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Experiencing Singapore- From Israel

by Kenneth Yeo Kenneth Yeo in Israel. I am currently on an overseas exchange programme in Israel, particularly because of my interest in defence, security, and unconventional threats, which Israel is quite well-known for its research on. Israel draws close parallels to Singapore – a small nation state, without natural resources, and made up of immigrants. The relationship between both countries extends over 50 years ago, when Singapore gained independence and needed support to establish its’ military.....

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Henry Kwek announced motion on elderly issues

Henry Kwek with Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong, PAP.SG Chairperson Halimah Yacob and former MPs. Nee Soon GRC MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry will introduce a Parliamentary motion on issues related to the elderly. This was revealed at a PAP.SG (PAP Seniors Group) event on the 1st of July. At the event, Party Secretary-General and PM Lee Hsien Loong singled out first-term MPs like Henry Kwek who are advocating the interests of the elderly. Organising Chairman of the event,....

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New 3D Mural in Nee Soon South

Nee Soon South now has its very own 3D mural art! The mural commemorates Lee Teck Public School, a kampung school that once stood in Chye Kay village in the Sembawang area. Many residents were resettled from the village into Yishun in 1977. There is a bicycle mounted in front of the mural, so you can take photos that look like you’re part of the mural. Ex-principal of Lee Teck Mdm Ho Chin Geok graced the occasion,....

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Cafés Under $10 in Yishun and Upper Thomson

Hate cafés where the food isn’t as good as the décor? Where the prices are way too high for the portion sizes? Then head to these cafés and bistros in Yishun and Upper Thomson! You’ll find all you expect of hip town cafés, like specialty coffee, spam fries and live music, all at under $10 for a snack and coffee.   Quench! Bistro & Bar   Image credits: Quench! Facebook Located within ORTO, Quench! is an open concept bar that boasts both indoor and alfresco seating,....

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What’s the dispute about?

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SPECIAL SITTING ON 38 OXLEY ROAD HOUSE IN PARLIAMENT ON 3 JULY 2017 Madam Speaker, First of all, I wish to thank the Prime Minister for his courageous and open approach to this matter by calling for the House to debate the issues raised. I note that the dispute has been covered in the international press, including the unproven allegations about PM and our system.....

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8 quotes from DPM Teo Chee Hean’s speech

1. Singapore and Singaporeans can justifiably be proud of the hard-earned reputation and long track record of integrity of our Public Service. We are recognised for our record of integrity by Transparency International and by the World Economic Forum and IMD in their rankings on Global Competitiveness for the transparency and efficiency of our public institutions. This is a key pillar of Government that Mr Lee Kuan Yew and our pioneer leaders have built.   2.....

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