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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.

Transforming the Home Team for the future

Ministry of Home Affairs Committee of Supply Debate 2016 – Speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law ​1. Thank you Madam Chairman. I thank the honourable members who have given valuable comments. Overview of Safety and Security Situation 2. Madam Speaker, 2015 was especially challenging and intense for the Home Team. Our tempo of operations was very high. Despite the challenging environment, and the very substantial number of major events,....

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Grow Local Legal Industry

Speech by Minister for Law, K Shanmugam, during the Committee of Supply Debate 2016 Mr Chairman, 1. I thank the Members who spoke. As I deal with the questions, I will put some context to it. 2. We have a strong reputation for upholding the rule of law. 3. Essentially, in a recent survey, members will see: (a) 92% of Singaporeans stated they had trust and confidence in our legal system; (b) 96% agreed that Singapore is governed by the rule of law;....

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Parliamentary Questions raised by Dr Lee Bee Wah on 4 and 5 Apr

1. More campaigns and enforcement on giving up seats on public transport Ministry of National Development (MND): LTA and Public Transport Council conduct a graciousness campaign every year, including asking commuters to give up their seats to those who need them more. In LTA’s perception survey, the percentage of commuters noticing that people are giving up seats has risen from 42% in 2012 to 63% in 2014. We will continue our efforts to promote gracious behaviour,....

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Don’t became too reliant on Government

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, IN RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET, DURING PARLIAMENT SITTING ON 5 APRIL 2016 Video here Madam Speaker I rise in support of the Budget delivered by the Finance Minister. Every Budget is a balancing act, striking a balance between generosity and prudence. But this year’s budget has to balance another set of factors- helping Singaporean firms and families weather the economic storms ahead, while setting our long-term course for the right direction.....

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Parliamentary Questions raised by Louis Ng on 4 and 5 Apr

1. Increasing maternity leave for single mothers Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) : The Ministry will announce the outcome of its review of support provided to single unwed parents soon. 2. How many women and girls have been detained for their safety? MSF: The Director of Social Welfare can admit a woman or girl below 21 years old into a place of safety for reasons such as ill treatment or moral danger. Each case will be thoroughly investigated by MSF within a month of placement,....

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A Budget for the Future

Speech by Kwek Hian Chuan, Henry, MP for Nee Soon GRC for the 2016 Budget Debate Video here Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the budget. Spending more, and spending right I would like to start by commenting on the principles of this Budget. The Finance Minister spoke about “spending more, and spending right”. We are fortunate that we are able to spend more. What is just as important is that we commit to spending right.....

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Get feedback on draft Budget before finalising

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Budget Debate 2016. Video Here Introduction Madam Speaker, let me first start by thanking the Minister for Finance for a positive Budget 2016 and a Budget Statement that was filled with positive stories. It is a Budget Statement about how everyone has a role to play and together, we will write the next chapters of the Singapore story. This is a budget which helps everyone but with a stronger focus on SMEs,....

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Nee Soon Remembers Mr Lee Kuan Yew

On 26 March 2016, Nee Soon residents remembered our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew at a carnival in Nee Soon Central. The Chingay carnival focused on the values that Mr Lee stood for and the multi-cultural community that we have built. Residents were captivated by the colorful floats from the Chingay parade, stilt walkers, outdoor movie screening and performances. Last year, over 15,000 Nee Soon residents came together to pay tribute to Mr Lee (read more here).....

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Work starts on Canberra MRT station

On 26th Mar 2016, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the future Canberra MRT station. Canberra station will be on the North-South Line between Yishun and Sembawang, only the second station to be added to an existing line in the history of Singapore’s MRT. When completed in 2019, it will benefit residents in the north of Yishun, including many in new residences there. Other recent transport improvements in Yishun include the launches of bus 805 and City Direct bus 670.....

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