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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Fire safety, overcrowding of HDBs

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 5th and 6th Feb 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) (a) how will the substantial emissions from the new coal gasification plant on Jurong Island align with our climate change commitments and our declaration of Year of Climate Action; and (b) how does the Government decide on business opportunities versus environmental concerns and international commitments. 2. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether the Ministry will (i) conduct a review of the sufficiency of the Fire Code and effectiveness of fire safety measures following the HDB fire in Toa Payoh on 10 January 2018 and (ii) consider including in the Fire Code additional requirements such as the installation of central fire alarm systems and the provision of fire extinguishers at every HDB block.....

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Off-peak travel pass, designated smoking points and personal data protection

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 5th and 6th Feb 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what has been the take-up rate for the Off-peak Monthly Travel Pass for persons with disabilities and senior citizens; (b) why was it discontinued without prior notice; and (c) whether there are plans to provide cheaper off-peak or weekend travel options to encourage senior citizens to stay active. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether the Ministry will consider putting a minimum number of years before a development project can qualify for an en bloc collective sale;....

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