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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.

Promote productivity, entrepreneurship and workplace satisfaction

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (Amendment) Bill Introduction Madam Speaker, I welcome the restructuring efforts for government bodies to specialise in their respective roles, enabling Singapore to have a more targeted push to develop a stronger workforce. I commend the move to transfer WDA’s previously held role in education and training to a new agency. I believe that having separate agencies with a more targeted focus will allow for more robust decision making.....

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Worldwide Leadership in Applied Technology

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Government Technology Agency Bill Introduction Madam Speaker, this Bill will catapult Singapore to worldwide leadership in applied technology, and I stand in full support of it. Smart Nation It will pave the way for Singapore to go full speed ahead as a Smart Nation, providing top class infrastructure for people and businesses to thrive. Minister Yaacob shared that this will encourage citizens to participate in the co-creation of public digital services,....

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Employment Claims for Everyone

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Employment Claims Bill. Read Minister Lim Swee Say’s response here. Introduction Madam Speaker, I welcome this progressive Bill which expedites the resolution of salary disputes, thereby ensuring that our labour laws continue to provide better protection of workers. However, allow me to highlight five areas of concern. Representation in proceedings My first concern is on representation in proceedings in Clause 19.....

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Prevent trial by public opinion

Second Reading Speech by Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill on 15 Aug 2016 Madam Speaker, 1 I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a Second Time”. I. Introduction 2 Madam Speaker, this Bill seeks to set out in statutory form the law of contempt; and the processes in enforcing the law. 3 In my speech, I will deal with the need to set out the laws in written form.....

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Seeking Clarifications on the Administration of Justice Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill Read Minister Shanmugam’s response here. Introduction Madam Speaker, I welcome this Bill which seeks to protect our judiciary and integrity of legal proceedings. It is helpful to codify the law of contempt, in order to give Singaporeans a better understanding of what actions tantamount to sub judice, disobeying court orders and scandalising the courts.....

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Region needs to work together to defeat terrorism

The International Meeting on Counter Terrorism, Bali – Intervention by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law Excellencies, 1. I congratulate General Wiranto on his appointment. 2. Let me first thank Indonesia for organising this Conference, and for the warm hospitality given to all of us. This Conference is important and timely. Terrorism is a clear threat in Southeast Asia. In November 2014, ISIS declared its intention to set up wilayat in Indonesia and the Philippines.....

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What your MPs asked in Parliament on 11th July

INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR FOREIGN MAID LEVY TO SINGLE FEMALES SUPPORTING AGED PARENTS Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: Why is income tax relief for foreign maid levy not extended to single females who are supporting their aged parents? Ministry of Finance (MOF): This relief is to encourage married women to stay in the workforce. Singles can apply for the foreign domestic worker concessionary levy if they have young children, or are living with family members who are aged or have disabilities.....

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Our Household Recycling System is Broken

by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC Singaporean households have a dismal recycling rate of just 19%. This is down from 22% in 2010 and much less than Taiwan’s rate of 55%. Up to half of all items put into the blue recycling bins at every HDB block go to waste. They get contaminated by organic trash like food and soiled diapers, which also attracts rats. I’ve also heard of “karang gunis” going through the bins- and leaving whatever they don’t want on the floor.....

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Sharing and Giving

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Bretton Woods Agreement (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 18/2016] Louis Ng on a recent Parliamentary visit to Zambia Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in full support of this Bill, a Bill that is about the spirit of sharing and giving. Amendments to help lower-income countries The proposed Bretton Woods Agreement Act amendments will provide the Monetary Authority of Singapore or MAS with additional powers to make grants,....

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