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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.

Helping retrenched PMETs

ISSUE RAISED BY LOUIS NG KOK KWANG IN PARLIAMENT ON 1 MAR 2016 Video of speech Many residents are concerned about the slowdown in the global economy. The PMETs especially are concerned about being retrenched and if there are unfortunately retrenched, what assistance will be provided to them to re-train and upgrade themselves for re-employment. I raised these concerns in Parliament and Minister Lim Swee Say replied that: “The Ministry of Manpower is committed to actively support retrenched workers,....

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Minister Shanmugam’s statement on case of Benjamin Lim

Click here to view this speech as a Prezi presentation. Introduction 1. Madam Speaker, this is a very sad case – A young girl has been traumatised. A boy’s life has ended prematurely. 2. We must do right, by these two young lives. When Police deal with young persons who have committed offences, their main aim is to rehabilitate them, so that they can go on to lead a crime-free life. That gives them a second chance.....

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War of words over NCMP scheme

The NCMP (Non-constituency Member of Parliament) scheme allows the best-performing losing opposition candidates into Parliament. This time, the WP’s best-performing candidate Lee Li Lian rejected her seat, and WP filed a motion in Parliament intending to fill her seat with another candidate Daniel Goh. At the same time, WP Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang said WP was opposed to the NCMP scheme. After heated debate in Parliament, the motion was passed and Daniel Goh has now taken up his seat.....

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Min Shanmugam: WP doesn’t like more choices for voters

Speaking to the media on 31st Jan (reports here), Minister Shanmugam weighed in on the WP’s stance on the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme. After WP’s Lee Li Lian rejected her NCMP seat, WP filed a motion in Parliament to replace her with its other candidate Daniel Goh. At the same time, WP Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang said that the party opposes the NCMP scheme. Minister Shanmugam said that WP should be honest in rejecting the scheme instead of “trying to speak with both ends of the mouth”.....

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Dr Lee Bee Wah “Very Disappointed in (WP)”

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ER. DR. LEE BEE WAH’S SPEECH AT THE PARLIAMENT SITTING ON 29 JANUARY 2016 Madam Speaker, Mandarin please. I am generally not fond of criticizing the Opposition, but this time I feel that I need to articulate my views. WP inconsistent on NCMP scheme 1) The Worker’s Party (WP) has always insisted that they are against the NCMP system on principle • They have claimed that if the Government did away with the GRC system,....

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Louis Ng: We Cannot Run Nation as Business

Parliamentary Speech by Mr Louis Ng on 28th Jan 2016 Video of full speech 1. Madam Speaker, I support the Motion of thanks to the President. I would like to especially reflect on the third and fifth key aims which is to foster a more caring society and engage and partner with Singaporeans in nation building. Introduction 2. As the last new member of this house to speak, let me first start by saying that I’m and I’m sure that we all are humbled and honoured to be given this opportunity to serve this house,....

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Dr Lee Bee Wah: Government must do better

Parliamentary Speech by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 28th Jan 2016 Video of full speech 1. Madam Speaker, it is indeed a privilege to listen to the President’s address in the House. I thank him for his encouraging and illuminating words which will certainly continue to echo in this House throughout the sessions of this Parliament. President Tan said in his address that “good policies and good politics go together”. We are known around the world for having an effective and honest government that comes up with good policies,....

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Henry Kwek: Thriving in New Economy

Parliamentary Speech by Mr Henry Kwek on 26th Jan 2016 Video of full speech Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in support of the motion. President Tan said that it is important for us to upgrade our economy to sustain growth. I cannot agree more. Inclusive growth is important. Of late, it is fashionable to focus more on the inclusive part of it, rather than the growth. In fact, just now in the House, there was talk about social justice.....

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Food trail in Kebun Baru

Article from the Nee Soon Link, a publication of Nee Soon Town Council Two decades ago, food outlets moved in and established themselves along Upper Thomson Road. Foodies, tempted by lingering aroma, flocked to this stretch of the road to enjoy a quick bite of satisfying food. Among the ‘pioneers’ who chose this idyllic place is Mr Teh Chor Joo. In 1986, he opened Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood Restaurant. Some of his signature dishes include prawn paste chicken wings,....

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