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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.

Community Mediation Centres will see more disputes

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill [Bill No. 15/2016]. Introduction Madam, I stand in support of this Bill. However, I would like to seek two brief clarifications. Community Mediation Centres Firstly, the proposed amendment to the Community Mediation Centres Act removes the requirement for the Director of a Community Mediation Centre or CMC to prepare and submit to the Minister an annual report on the activities,....

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149 buses added to Nee Soon

Since our last update, transport in Nee Soon has seen further improvements. 1. Bus 805 added 805 serves new and upcoming developments along Yishun Avenues 1 and 4. It also enhances connectivity to the key transport node at Yishun MRT Station and Bus Interchange, as well as providing convenient access to key amenities such as Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, SAFRA Yishun and Northpoint Shopping Centre. 2. 2 new City Direct Services – CDS 668 serving residents along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 –....

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Appreciating Our Cleaners – The Unsung Heros

We are doing what is right – to show that we care and appreciate everyone…and to look forward to what we can do together as a community. Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC & Chairman of Nee Soon Town Council at the Nee Soon GRC Cleaners’ Appreciation Dinner, Sunday, 8 May 2016. Minister K Shanmugam, Fellow Parliamentary Colleagues, Friends and Nee Soon Town Council team. Thank you for joining us at this evening’s Nee Soon GRC Cleaners Appreciation Dinner.....

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PIC scheme needs urgent strengthening

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Income Tax (Amendment No. 2) Bill [Bill No. 16/2016]. Introduction Madam, I stand in support of this Bill. I will focus my speech on the Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme or PIC scheme. The PIC scheme was introduced to encourage productivity and innovation activities in Singapore. It provides support to businesses that make investments to improve their productivity.....

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Being a Parent is Everything

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Child Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 17/2016]. Introduction Madam, I stand in full support of this Bill, a Bill which starts a new chapter in our journey in parenthood and a Bill which brings about a fundamental change in our parenthood policies, a much needed fundamental change. I also stand in full support of this Bill because it is not only about the dollars and cents but also the hours,....

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Singapore will not ease stance on drugs for safety of citizens

( Video source: Home Team News) Singapore Statement at the UNGASS 2016 Plenary Session – Speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law (first appeared in the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs) ​ Mr President, Singapore is happy to be a participant at United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) 2016. Building a Safe Society for Our People 2. To discuss the global drug problem,....

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A Special Kind of Happiness

MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry’s speech at the Graduation Ceremony of James Cook University Singapore on 2nd Apr 2016 Graduating students throw their mortarboards in the air. (Photo: James Cook University Singapore) I thought hard about what to say today. So I searched my memories of my own graduation 15 years ago, when I was a youth sitting down there, just like you. I asked myself, if there is one thing I wish I knew sitting down there 15 years ago,....

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Summary: What your MPs Raised During Parliament Budget Debates

ECONOMY • Kwek Hian Chuan Henry (HK): if economy worsens, will government take lead to lower rent in JTC and HDB properties • HK: support growth of start-ups. SG-Innovate, which helps start-ups commercialise, should work with Jurong Innovation District to increase impact • HK: extend Industry Transformation Programme to sectors without trade associations and heartland retail sector • Dr Lee Bee Wah (LBW): strike a balance between helping businesses and making them too reliant on government • LBW: cut red tape so grants are not creamed off by middlemen • Louis Ng (LN): how will Budget help micro-SMEs MANPOWER • HK: government withstood pressure to stop increasing foreign worker levies as the economy slows down.....

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Robbed of our Clean and Green Environment

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah’s speech during debates on MWER’s Budget The sweltering temperatures in Malaysia must serve as a warning bell to all of us. In Singapore, the temperatures are also climbing. Should we be blanketed again this year by the transboundary haze, the impact will be even worse than last year with the rising temperatures. The transboundary haze is one of the major contributors to climate change. According to estimates released by Guido van der Werf on the global fire emissions database,....

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