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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.

Stronger measures needed to become smoke-free

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF SMOKING PROHIBITION IN CERTAIN PLACES (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON XXX SEP 2018 Mr Speaker, More than three decades have passed since the official beginnings of our journey towards a nation of non-smokers. Way back in 1986, posters already warned that smoking causes lung cancer and heart attacks. Over the years, as more research and statistics about the health risks of smoking and second-hand smoke surfaced,....

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Middle ground for PMD regulations

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Land Transport (Enforcement Measures) Bill [Bill No. 29/2018] Introduction Sir, I rise in support of this Bill which updates the regime governing mobility vehicles and introduces a new registration requirement for certain PMDs. Mobility vehicles are sustainable alternatives that have evolved to meet the transport needs of an urban environment. When used responsibly and safely, they provide greater convenience,....

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Digitising property transactions

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 30/2018] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Last year, stamp duty comprised some seven percent of all taxes collected. In a time of rising social and healthcare spending, it is important that we secure this revenue base. At the same time, we should also always aspire towards providing more options and greater clarity to liable taxpayers.....

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Towards our vision of prohibiting smoking in all public places

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 31/2018] Introduction Sir, we have been progressively expanding the list of smoke-free places in Singapore, moving step by step towards our vision of prohibiting smoking in all public places. I understand that NEA’s goal is to move the policy from a prohibitive list to a positive list, which states places where smoking is allowed.....

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PQs from Louis Ng

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 6 Aug 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) in the past three years, of the notifications received to reduce the salary of a work permit holder stated in their in-principle approval letter, what proportions are within (i) one month (ii) one year of the work permit issue date; and (b) whether the Ministry will consider a limit on the amount a company is allowed to reduce the salary of the work permit holder.....

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Special needs children and youths

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6 Aug 2018 Dr Lee Bee Wah also asked about how Singaporeans can safeguard their sensitive accounts after their IC numbers were revealed in the cyberattack on SingHealth. Minister S Iswaran replied that sensitive transactions all have 2FA (2-factor authentication) so just the IC information will not be enough to access it. To be extra safe, if citizens have any accounts that use their IC number as the username or password,....

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Swift legislative response

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Companies (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 27/2018] Introduction Sir, I rise in support of this Bill. This is a swift legislative response to the Court of Appeal’s proposal in the case of Diablo Fortune Inc v Duncan, Cameron Lindsay to carve out liens on sub-freights from the registration requirement under Section 131(1) of the Companies Act. As the law currently stands,....

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Expanding transport investigations

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Transport Safety Investigations Bill [Bill no. 28/2018] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this bill. The work of the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) is notable for its independence and objectivity, and its focus on preventing future accidents and incidents rather than apportioning blame. These characteristics allow it to carry out its existing functions effectively through the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) and Marine Safety Investigation Branch (MSIB).....

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Help for freelancing seniors

Parliamentary Questions from Kwek Hian Chuan Henry on 6 Aug 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth what are the programmes to nurture talented young sportsmen especially for the team sports given that their training can be interrupted by National Service. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources whether there are effective programmes to cultivate the habit of not littering and to dispose of waste in a proper manner like that in Japan and Taiwan.....

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