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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Derrick Goh on Debt Collection Bill

Sir, against the backdrop of debt collection harassment as a cause for concern, this Debt Collection Bill is apt and timely. I would first like to commend how MHA has considered debt collection to be a legitimate activity that facilitates the fulfilment of financial obligations. The proposed regulatory framework in my opinion achieves a balance between stemming undesirable conduct and avoiding being overly burdensome for the debt collection industry.   It is on this premise that I have some comments and clarifications.....

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On ensuring adequate rest for nurses

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 1 and 2 August 2022  Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the minimum number of hours of rest a nurse should have between shifts; and (b) how does the Ministry ensure that restructured hospitals’ rosters allow nurses to have that minimum number of hours of rest. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will broaden the National Wellness Committee’s scope of work to also include the working hours and conditions of nurses instead of only for junior doctors.....

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Louis Ng on Singapore Armed Forces and Other Matters Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment No. 2) Bill and the Singapore Armed Forces and Other Matters Bill (Bills No. 15/2022 and 16/2022) Introduction Mdm, Singapore must guard against cyberattacks, and the creation of DIS is an important move in the right direction. I have four areas for clarification for this Bill. Risk of misused powers My first clarification is on the possible intrusion of DIS’s activities on civilian life.....

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Louis Ng on Public Defenders Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Public Defenders Bill (Bill No. 17/2022) Introduction Sir, this Bill will establish a Public Defender’s Office, which is a significant step towards increasing access to criminal justice. I have clarifications to raise in respect of three areas.  Scope of offences My first area of clarification is on the scope of offences. I have two clarifications. First, the PDO will collaborate with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme,....

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Adjournment Motion: A more inclusive workplace for breastfeeding mothers. 

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on the Adjournment Motion: A more inclusive workplace for breastfeeding mothers.  Introduction  Mdm, my wife and I know how difficult it is to breastfeed. All three of my daughters, Ella, Katie and Poppy were breastfed until they were about two years old.  My wife and I are part of a growing number of Singaporeans, who have chosen breastfeeding because it increases mother-child bonding and improves the health of both infant and mother. ....

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On reducing administrative workload of teachers

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 4 July 2022  Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Defence (a) when did the SAF introduce the use of seat belts for personnel seated at the back of the tonners; (b) what other safety measures are in place for personnel seated at the back of the tonners; and (c) what led to the SAF making these safety improvements. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Education (a) whether the Ministry will consider reducing the administrative workload of teachers by hiring more members of staff to do administrative work and plan events;....

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On rent control measures on coffee shop stalls in HDB estates

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 4 July 2022  Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development whether there are any plans for rent control measures on coffeeshop stalls in HDB estates in order to curb and prevent high costs of rental from being transferred to consumers. Response Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether any updates can be provided to the sprucing up efforts to get rental housing ready to meet the demand more quickly;....

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Louis Ng on Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 13/2022) Introduction  This Bill will introduce additional conveyance duties for trust (ACD (Trust)) and stamp duty treatment for the renunciation of interest in residential property held on trust.  This will harmonise the stamp duty treatment for equity interests held in trust.  ACD (Trust) along with the introduction of additional buyer’s stamp duty for transfer of residential property into a living trust (ABSD (Trust)) will help to raise tax revenues and go towards stabilising the property market. ....

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Louis Ng on Endangered Species (Import and Export)(Amendment Bill)

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Endangered Species (Import and Export) (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 14/2022) Introduction  Sir, today’s Bill aims to strengthen Singapore’s efforts against the illegal wildlife trade. I have had the privilege to be involved since the first draft of this Bill. I know that MND has made many changes to reflect feedback from NGOs and other stakeholders. I thank both MND and NParks for their consultation and positive engagement. ....

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