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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.

Singapore is a prime terrorism target

Keynote Address by Minister K Shanmugam at The Home Team Leaders’ Forum on 18 Mar 2016 I. Introduction 1. Today I will speak about one of the key threats that Singapore faces – the threat of a terror attack and quite importantly, what we are going to do about it. We can keep talking about threats but how are we going to act? We have been giving that some thought. 2. I would like to credit the National Security Coordination Secretariat for their publication “Terrorism Year in Review”,....

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We Remember

By Kwek Hian Chuan Henry Recently during a dialogue with residents of the Mayflower estate, a gentleman brought up their personal connection to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He said that Mr Lee had ordered the estate built for civil servants. Back then, Kebun Baru was literally “baru” (new)- an undeveloped town. When the civil servants moved in and found that it was hard to go to work by public transport, Mr Lee, ever the problem-solver, arranged a shuttle bus to take them to and from the city every morning and morning.....

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What LKY Did About A Dried Branch

by Suresh Nair Turning Singapore into a “Garden City” was one of the causes the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew was most committed to. So much so that he didn’t miss a single Tree Planting Day in 51 years. Mr Lee planted his first tree in June 1963 to kick-start the national effort for tree planting. The Mempat tree was planted in the middle of a roundabout – neither the tree nor the roundabout is there now because the Farrer Circus site was affected by road projects in the mid-1970s.....

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Half Our Potential

by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah “The key is education. Old-fashioned attitudes of teaching women enough to be literate and useful wives have undergone profound changes in the last 20 years. Societies which do not educate and use half their potential because they are women are those which will be worse off.” – Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 1975 The quote above means a lot to me. Without Mr Lee Kuan Yew thinking this way, I would not be who I am today.....

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Celebrating Women

On the 12th of March, some 160 female residents congregated at Nee Soon South Community Club for Nee Soon GRC’s annual International Women’s Day dialogue. They first heard three female health professionals from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital talk about how to prevent heart disease, then had a dialogue with Nee Soon GRC MPs Minister K Shanmugam, Assoc. Prof. Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah and Kwek Hian Chuan Henry. One of the issues they raised was healthcare costs,....

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Football & Study Programme Enters Second Year

Nee Soon GRC launched the second year of the Nee Soon Football and Study Programme. This programme lets lower-income kids experience soccer training with Fandi Ahmad, but only if they also complete a study-mentorship and skills development programme. In its second year, the programme has expanded to 95 kids, who will be joined by 30 others from the Nee Soon Central Children’s Football League. Nee Soon GRC grassroots organisations sponsor this programme, while Chong Pang Dymon Asia scholarship recipients volunteer as teachers.....

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How I Quit Smoking

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRCat the Second Reading of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 10/2016]. Introduction Madam Speaker, this Bill intends to introduce more controls and measures to reduce smoking rates in Singapore. As a former smoker, I fully support the controls and measures that will be put in place. Controlling advertisements On October 12, 2013, I took my last puff after smoking for 17 years.....

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Help Local Companies

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 9/2016]. Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in support of this Bill and I applaud the government’s support for pioneer industries and pioneer service companies and provide them with tax benefits. However, I would like to seek some brief clarifications and also make some suggestions. Selection Criteria for Pioneer Service Companies and Industries There are amendments to Section 17 of the Act but not to Section 17(2) specifically,....

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Reach Out to Most Vulnerable

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 11/2016]. Louis Ng with residents at an outing to the zoo in 2016 Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in support of the Bill and I am glad that the government is proposing amendments to enhance the protection of mentally incapacitated persons and also help Singaporeans and residents better plan for the future.....

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