Shared bicycles, freebie bags and CCTVs

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 9-11 July 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what is the notice period required by any shared bicycle operator to give to the LTA when it wants to cease operations; (b) what is the redress for users who have paid deposits for their services; and (c) what assistance can LTA give to these depositors. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether he can provide an update on plans for heavy vehicle parking spaces in housing estates;....

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Most Eligible Yishun Houses Upgraded or Upgrading

“During my 32 years of living here, I have witnessed significant transformations. Initially, there was no MRT, few buses and the bus interchange was along the roadside, at Yishun Avenue 5. Now we have an improved transport system and shopping centres. It’s a close-knit community too—I even leave my house keys with my Chinese neighbour when I go out. That’s why my daughter chose to keep living in Yishun even after her marriage. And I guess I’ll stay here till my very last day!” Kamsin Mopit,....

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Helping Divorcees, Rental Residents and Animals

Louis Ng COS Cuts for Ministry of National Development   Waiving Ex-Spousal Consent for Housing Going through a divorce is not emotionally easy for both parents and their children. And it makes matters worse when they have to worry about whether they have a home to live in after the divorce. In response to the Public Petition I filed, MND has stated that “a range of government agencies work together to ensure that no child is without adequate housing,....

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Put Service Before Rules

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH MP FOR NEE SOON GRC AT THE COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE FOR THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT   Sir MND’s vision is “an endearing home, a distinctive global city”. That is its true aim. And this makes a concrete difference to Singaporeans every day. However, there are some times when its own rules get in the way of this mission. Let me raise a few examples.   HDB sales processes One,....

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