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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.

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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Bans Not Enough to Stamp Out Smoking

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE TOBACCO (CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE) (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 14 MAR 2016 1. Introduction 1. The enhancements to the Bill are evident indicators of the government’s unrelenting determination to create a smoke-free living environment in Singapore. In Singapore, tobacco kills about 2,500 smokers and 250 non-smokers each year, said the Health Promotion Board statistics in May 2015 .....

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Where the Women’s Charter can Improve

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 6/2016] Madam, I would like to speak on 4 issues for this Women’s Charter Amendment Bill and how we can make improvements. 1. PARENTING PROGRAMME ON DIVORCE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SITUATIONS The new Section 94A implements MSF’s proposal that parties with children must complete a mandatory parenting programme before they can file for divorce,....

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My Experience as a Cleaner

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the National Environment Agency (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill [Bill No. 7/2016]. Introduction Madam, this Bill will allow NEA to appoint auxiliary officers which may include volunteers and give them certain enforcement powers. This will partially help tackle the littering problem in Singapore and is a undoubtedly a positive step forward. This, however, cannot be the only focus or the main focus of our efforts towards a clean Singapore.....

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Gender Equality in Divorce Laws

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE WOMEN’S CHARTER (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 29 FEB 2016 Video of speech Base alimony on needs, not gender 1. Gender equality has long been a heavily debated issue across national borders, cultures and generations. Regardless how far we have come, how much further we should go, one thing is for sure – as a nation, we pledged to build an equal and democratic society.....

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Tending the Flame of Volunteerism

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH AT THE SECOND READING OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 1 MAR 2016 Video of speech Support for expansion of Community Volunteer Scheme 1. Volunteers have always been valuable resources to any community. Whether it is to help out in a civil disaster, provide companionship at a nursing home or even a neighbourhood clean-up programme. Undoubtedly without volunteers, many projects and plans would not be able to achieve the desired results.....

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