Giving Back: By Nee Soon, For Nee Soon

In the spirit of giving back to the community, FutsalArena @ Yishun Ltd, a social enterprise which runs the Nee Soon Sports Centre, gave back its surplus of around $250,000 to needy residents within Nee Soon GRC on 28 April. Beneficiaries from 1,160 needy families spread across Nee Soon GRC’s five constituencies received $200 worth of NTUC FairPrice vouchers each. This will go some way in helping them cope with their daily expenses. The beneficiaries were also hosted to lunch and a series of entertaining performances during the event.....

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Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Environment and Water Resources’ Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important Let’s do more on Zero Waste and help stop Climate Change In recent years, the concept of zero waste has been growing in popularity all over the world. In land-scarce Singapore, zero waste is even more critical. Semakau Island is currently our only landfill. The man-made island was supposed to meet our needs until 2045,....

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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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