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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.

How will data collected by new satellite ERP be kept safe?

Parliamentary Questions from MP Henry Kwek on 5 August 1) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry what has been the take-up rate for the SME transformation programmes including SME Go Digital, Productivity Solutions Grant, and Market Readiness Grant. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what will be the measures to protect privacy of drivers when the new satellite ERP system is implemented; and (b) how will the Government store, process and analyse the data collected.....

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Home Team Science and Technology Agency

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Home Team Science and Technology Agency Bill (Bill No. 15/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Home Team Science and Technology Agency Bill. The nature of modern threats to national security are increasingly complex and must be tackled through the use of cutting-edge science and technology. That said, I have two points of clarifications to raise.....

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Standardising street-hail and ride-hail services

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Point-to-Point Passenger Transport Industry Bill (Bill No. 14/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Point-to-Point Passenger Transport Industry Bill. I welcome the proposed initiatives to level the playing field and make the industry more contestable. Both consumers and drivers stand to benefit from more clarity and uniformity in how the rules are applied for street-hail and ride-hail services.....

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Are IP rights found in employment contracts arbitrable?

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill (Bill No. 17/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill which takes significant steps forward in positioning Singapore as a hub for international IP dispute resolution. The Bill addresses three broad areas of IP dispute resolution. First, it consolidates the majority of IP proceedings in the High Court.....

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Hold people accountable for unsafe PMD charging practices

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE FIRE SAFETY (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir As a densely populated country with many tall buildings, we must take fire safety very seriously. There are cases when fires occurred in HDB and commercial units and did not spread. That is due to the equipment of necessary fire safety features, strict regulations in our fire safety code on usage to use of construction material that restricts flammability and permeation of flames,....

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Push to mandate centralised fire alarm systems in every HDB block

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Fire Safety (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 16/2019) Introduction Sir, I stand in support of the Bill. I’ve seen firsthand the amazing work our SCDF does and let me start by thanking them for keeping all of us safe and for risking their lives to save ours. I support the strengthening of SCDF’s regulatory and enforcement powers and the increase in penalties for fire-related offences.....

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Taking Busking to The Next Level

Adjournment Motion Speech “Taking busking to the next level” by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on 5 August 2019. Introduction Sir, in one of my earlier speeches in this House, I said that, “I’m often asked what special powers I wish I have. My reply has always been that I wish I have the power to turn back time. As much as I try to live a life without regrets, there will always be regrets and always a wish that we could have done things better,....

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On fraudulent websites, accidents involving cyclists and infant care in Yishun

Parliamentary Questions from MP Lee Bee Wah on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for Home Affairs with regard to fraudulent websites and fake social media accounts using the names of Singapore Ministers (a) whether the perpetrators have been caught; (b) what penalties will they face; and (c) what action is being taken against pages that are still active. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what are the penalties for foreign domestic workers who give false information or accuse employers wrongly;....

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On SingPost services and CPF payouts

Parliamentary Questions from MP Henry Kwek on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will consider allowing applicants who have not reached the age of 55 but have bigger families and in financially tight situations to purchase not just 2-room Flexi flats, but also new 3-room HDB flats. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Communications and Information (a) whether he can provide an update on the current standard of service by SingPost;....

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