On work permit screening process, Comcare and Cat-related Nuisance

Parliamentary Questions on 18 Feb 2019 Dr Lee Bee Wah: 1) To ask the Minister for Manpower: (a) what is the employment screening process for foreigners applying for a work permit; and (b) in the past three years, how many applicants have been rejected because of their unsatisfactory records. Response Louis Ng: 1) To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development in each of the past five years: (a) how many ComCare Short to-Medium Term Assistance recipients are first-time applicants;....

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PAP Seniors Group: Create right conditions for seniors to enjoy being active and productive

The PAP Seniors Group (PAP.SG) made several recommendations to the Government, calling for a tripartite effort to create the right conditions for seniors in Singapore to enjoy being active and productive. PAP.SG is led by Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, together with Vice-Chairpersons and Members of Parliament Henry Kwek Hian Chuan and Ms Joan Pereira. Other members include former Minister of State and unionist Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon and former Member of Parliament Dr Chiang Hai Ding.....

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Halloween in Nee Soon GRC

It’s Halloween today but celebrations were already in full swing among Nee Soon GRC residents for the past week! From Zumbie (Zumba Zombie) Nite to Halloween Block Parties, everyone had a scarily good time. With more Halloween themed events to come this weekend, here’s hoping for more spooktacular fun, happy trick-or-treating! (photos taken from Facebook)        ....

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The Truth about Crime & Order in Yishun

You’ve probably seen some articles which give the impression that Yishun is full of strange happenings or even crime. Some are plain cheeky, while others are for pure entertainment value. The latest issue of Nee Soon Link seeks to show you the truth using actual statistics: Let’s look at the number for five preventable crimes – robbery, housebreaking, snatch theft, theft of motor vehicle and outrage of modesty – in 2016. Out of 36 neighbourhood police centres (NPCs),....

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