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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.

For a cleaner, greener, zero-waste future

Cuts by MP Louis Ng for Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) Committee of Supply debate 2020 Increase the use of solar energy Young PAP held a Focus Group Discussion last month with 16 climate activists and drafted 24 recommendations. This included incentivising solar energy, which is the most viable clean energy source in Singapore. In Nee Soon, 64% of the electricity for municipal fittings is from solar energy. We should all move towards being fully solar powered.....

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Working together to mould the future of our nation

MOE FY2020 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE RESPONSE BY SENIOR PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD FAISHAL IBRAHIMINTRODUCTION Mr Chairman, as I hear about how we are supporting our people to seize the opportunities of the future, I am reminded of the importance of nurturing well-rounded individuals guided by a strong set of values. Indeed, MOE remains committed to this cause. That said, I am also reminded how important it is for all of us – parents,....

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More Annual Leave, Parent-care Leave for all

Cuts by MP Louis Ng for Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Committee of Supply debate 2020 Increase the minimum amount of annual leave I appreciate that the government is looking into work-life balance and is introducing several new initiatives. When it comes to work-life balance, Singapore ranks poorly. We rank 32nd out of 40 cities for work life balance and are second only to Tokyo in a ranking for the most overworked cities. Beyond flexible working arrangements,....

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Support for Senior Workers

Cut by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 Support for Senior Workers Prior to this budget, to help our senior workers age with purpose and dignity, Singapore already has a set of pro-senior worker policies, including: Our Retirement and Re-employment Act, our Senior Employment Credit, to help our seniors stay employed, Our Enhance CPF returns to help with retirement adequacy, and Work-Pro to help our companies redesign jobs for older workers.....

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Up-skilling, Re-skilling, Job Re-design

Cuts by MP Henry Kwek during Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 Up-skilling, Re-skilling, Job Re-design In the face of tectonic economic and technology shifts, up-skilling and re-skilling is paramount to good employment outcomes for Singaporeans. One can argue that success in both of these are some of the hardest public policy that very governments have achieve. Why? Successful up-skilling is usually done by successful companies. Because successful companies are the ones who have a clear vision for the future,....

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SAF training areas, F-35 and Digital Defence

Cuts by Mr Henry Kwek during MINDEF’s Committee of Supply debate 2020 [Training Areas]    Last year, I had the opportunity to visit SAF’s training camp at Brunei. It was heartening to see the dedication of our servicemen who had to man our overseas detachment, and to facilitate the training of our visiting SAF soldiers. Over the years, going overseas training has become a part of what it means to be a member of the SAF, whether it is regulars,....

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Community Efforts against Drugs 

Cut by A/P Muhammad Faishal during Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Committee of Supply Debate 2020 Community Efforts against Drugs  I thank the Ministry for the various outreach efforts on drug abuse and community involvements to protect our people from drug abuse and rehabilitate the offenders and help their families. Among these efforts are those targetted at the Malay/Muslim community. Can MHA provide an update on the ongoing efforts to engage the Malay/Muslim community with regards to drug abuse,....

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Tap onto Opportunities afforded by ASEAN

Cut by Mr Henry Kwek during the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Committee of Supply debate 2020 Tap onto Opportunities afforded by ASEAN  Can MFA provide an update on key ASEAN’s progress and developments in the past year, including updates on issues such as: Upholding ASEAN centrality, Developing the Code of Conduct for South China Sea, and Fostering the ASEAN common market? Amidst the climate of major power rivalry and weakening multilateralism, ASEAN continues to be an effective driver for multilateralism.....

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Help in the repatriation of the Rohingyas

Cuts by MP Louis Ng for Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Committee of Supply debate 2020 Help in the repatriation of the Rohingyas Two years ago, I was at the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh and listened to horrific stories of women being raped and how they watched their babies get stabbed to death. I held the hand of a little girl who was shot and she showed me her bullet wound. A young man showed me a video of the dead bodies of his entire family of 7.....

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