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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.

On rental housing

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 7 and 8 November 2022   Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment pertaining to the perennial challenge encountered in many neighbourhoods to stop high-rise bird-feeding, what methods has the Ministry looked into to punish or deter recalcitrant offenders to put a stop to such actions effectively.  Response Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) how many HDB Public Rental Scheme households have had a rent increase from 2020 to 2021;....

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On increase in vehicular traffic

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 7 November 2022  Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Transport in view of the high number of new residents moving into the new Yishun Spring BTO estate (a) whether there are plans to increase the capacity of existing roads that use the Yishun Dam to deal with an increase in traffic flow during peak hours; (b) if so, what are the plans and schedule for implementation;....

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Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (Bill No. 28/2022) Introduction This Bill empowers the Government to order restrictions on online access to harmful content and to require social media networks to comply with requirements on handling harmful content. I thank the government for holding a public consultation and multiple engagement sessions in preparing for this Bill. After all, the Government cannot by itself ensure online safety for Singaporeans.....

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Louis Ng on Carbon Pricing (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Carbon Pricing (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 27/2022) Introduction Sir, last year, this House affirmed that climate change is a global emergency. This year, through another motion by the GPC for Sustainability and the Environment, this House called on the Government to partner businesses and Singaporeans to make Singapore a low-carbon society. Since then, the Government has responded clearly and positively. There was DPM Lawrence Wong’s announcement last month that Singapore will aim to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.....

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Derrick Goh on Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill

Mr Speaker Sir, a cornerstone of Singapore’s progress from third world to first has been our fiscal strength. This has enabled us to overcome challenges, and pursue opportunities with confidence.  Much has been said of our fight with Covid-19 pandemic. It was a similar case with the Financial pandemic in 2009 during the Global Financial Crisis where we were able to muster financial resources, to protect lives and livelihoods through the $4.5B Jobs Credit Scheme and skills upgrading program. ....

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On animal cruelty and abuse

Parliamentary questions raised by Mr Louis Ng on 7, 8 and 9 November 2022 Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development with respect to the seizure of rhinoceros horns at Changi Airport on 4 October 2022, whether NParks will work with the Commercial Affairs Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore to investigate specifically (i) the financial trails linked to the illegally-traded rhinoceros horns and (ii) any links between wildlife trafficking syndicates and individuals in Singapore.....

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Louis Ng on Income Tax (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 23/2022) Introduction  This Bill proposes to implement the changes to the tax system announced in Budget 2022. On the whole, these changes will make our tax system fairer and more efficient, and support Singapore’s growth across a whole slew of sectors.  I have clarifications on two areas.  Disclosure of information  My first point is on information sharing by IRAS.....

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Carrie Tan on Building a Healthier SG

Carrie Tan on Building a Healthier SG Investing in Growing Community Care I would like to thank the Minister of Health for the wonderful efforts to tackle our people’s health challenges and nation’s healthcare cost challenges using an upstream approach. And also to thank SPS Rahayu earlier for going into detail about describing the various technologies and apps. I think it is very creative to tap into Singapore’s national love for food, and taking pictures of food and also considering support to caregivers which is also very important.....

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On mental health and suicide

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 3 October 2022  Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will put more funding into research on mental health and suicide, particularly to understand how factors related to gender, socio-economic group, race, education, marital status and income level, intersect to present the level of suicide risks in individuals. Response....

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