Fortifying Singapore’s Resolve to Stay United Against the Threat of Terrorism

Speech by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam in Parliament on 3 Oct 2017 I.     INTRODUCTION 1.     I thank Mr De Souza for moving this Motion and thank members for their views. Many constructive suggestions have been made, which my ministry will study. I also thank the members from the Workers’ Party for very constructive suggestions and we will look at them.   2.     I will set out the types of threats we face,....

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Inclusiveness and Fraud Concerns with Digital Notices

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PROPERTY TAX (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 02 OCT 2017 Mr Speaker Sir I rise in support of the Bill. However, I have a few concerns especially with regards to the proposed amendments. One of these is the use of digital notices by tax payers. It’s on an opt out basis, meaning people will have to specifically choose to receive paper notices.....

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Encourage Medisave Top-ups

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE INCOME TAX AMENDMENT BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 02 OCT 2017   Mr Speaker, Sir, The life expectancy in Singapore is relatively high, thanks to good medical standards and the access to affordable health care for the masses. As our Prime Minister mentioned in his National Day Rally speech, Singaporeans live up to the age of 82 on average.....

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Can SMEs Keep Up?

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE GOODS AND SERVICES (GST) AMENDMENT BILL IN PARLIAMENT Goods and Services (GST) (Amendment) Mr Speaker, Sir, Easing business compliance is one of the keys towards encouraging business development and start-ups in Singapore, and I am pleased to note that the authorities are constantly trying to clarify and simplify procedures to make the process a smoother one. Additionally, as we strive towards our goal of a Smart Nation,....

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