Nee Soon celebrates Kew Ong Ya Festival

The Kew Ong Ya (九皇爷) Festival is celebrated in a major way every year in Nee Soon. Thousands attend it over nine days. This Taoist festival is also, in a way, a multi-racial and multi-religious affair. The colourful and energetic celebration has very much become a part of the Nee Soon culture and heritage.....

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Shanmugam: I wouldn’t be here if not for…

At one point during the Lianhe Zaobao interview, Shanmugam was emotional when talking about how founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the system he built has benefitted people like him. 59 years old Shanmugam was born in March 1959, two months later, Lee Kuan Yew’s team won the elections and Singapore became independent. He was born in a simple family, they lived in a rental flat. Since young, his studies were never a cause of worry for his parents.....

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Protecting the Dignity of our Seniors

Mr. Speaker, PROTECTING THE DIGNITY OF OUR SENIORS Speaker Sir, on behalf of a group of parliamentarians called the PAP senior group, or PAP.SG, I beg to move today, that “This House believes that seniors are a gift to our society, contributing to a wise and resilient Singapore, and calls on the government to strengthen our support for our seniors to age with dignity, and spearhead community efforts to create a society where our seniors can thrive.” Speaker,....

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Consistency in Public Sector Governance

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Public Sector (Governance) Bill [Bill No. 45/2017]   Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Establishing a system of governance with greater accountability and transparency in our public sector is welcomed. I support the Bill’s objective, which aspires to remove independent vertical units, commonly known as silos, and creates a whole-of government connected approach to delivering public services.....

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