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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 plans to study the turnover rate Of social workers and number of cases involving employers receiving kickbacks from migrant workers

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 5 and 6 July. Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Manpower for each year in the past five years (a) how many cases involving employers receiving kickbacks from migrant workers did the Ministry investigate; and (b) of these investigations, how many led to (i) stern warnings (ii) charges and (iii) successful prosecutions against the employers Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether the Ministry is studying the turnover rates of social workers;....

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On Tripartite Standards Clinics and data on full-time caregivers to persons who suffer from permanent moderate disability

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 5 and 6 July. Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what are the current efforts to build the civic engagement sector for skilled facilitators to lead conversations in the community on sensitive topics of race and religion; (b) how are suitable and effective facilitators sourced for, identified and trained; and (c) how will the tracking, evaluation and scaling of the positive effects of these conversations on social cohesion be made within the community.....

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Louis Ng on Registration of Births and Deaths Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Registration of Births and Deaths Bill (Bill No. 13/2021)  Introduction This Bill will help streamline the reporting and registration of births and deaths in Singapore. This is important because the reporting and registration of births and deaths is not just a bureaucratic process of record-keeping. But the registration of a birth and death can have far-reaching legal and social implications for the individuals.....

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Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Registration of Births and Deaths Bill

Second Reading for Registration of Births and Deaths Bill – Speech by Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development 1.   Madam Deputy Speaker, on behalf of the Second Minister for Home Affairs, I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a second time.” Background2.   The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, or RBDA, was enacted in 1937. It empowers the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, or ICA,....

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Derrick Goh on Registration of Births and Deaths Bill

Speech by Mr. Derrick Goh, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Registration of Births and Deaths Bill Mdm Deputy Speaker, Coming on the heels of the recent publication of Census 2020, it is important for the relevant Government agencies to be updated and have accurate records such as the registration of both the births and deaths in Singapore. These records assist in ensuring that our population data is accurate and allows us to use this information to plan and enact policies to respond to the needs of our population. ....

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Louis Ng on Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 11/2021)  Introduction This Bill represents another step in the nation’s move to digitalise. A smooth transition to the new electronic transaction system for lasting powers of attorney (LPA) will simplify the process of making and accessing LPAs. However, if not managed well, the transition can cause more errors and put users off the new electronic transaction system.....

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On adding dementia-friendly features to old estates and incorporating such designs in HDB’s future BTO housing projects.

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 10 and 11 May Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Manpower what are the Ministry’s plans to ensure more companies adopt the Tripartite Standards on implementing fair and progressive workplace practices and become part of the Human Capital Partners Programme as exemplary employers.  Response Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) since its establishment in April 2017, how many wrongful dismissal cases administered by the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) involved employees who were pregnant at the time of dismissal;....

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On Application to Purchase HDB Flat by Single Unwed Parents and Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 10 and 11 May Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health whether children under 16 years of age can be included in the COVID-19 vaccination programme.  Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) when will the Ministry complete the public consultation on developing an appropriate disposable carrier bag charge at supermarkets; (b) what measures is the Ministry considering to take to lower the impact of this charge on lower income families;....

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Louis Ng on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 3) Bill

Introduction Sir, this pandemic has been one whiplash after another for our construction sector. The latest whiplash comes from the surge of cases in India. It has forced us to bar entry to all work pass holders from there. This means the industry’s manpower crunch will continue and even worsen. This Bill allows contractors to adjust the monetary sums of contracts that have not yet been completed. This will help contractors cope with the increased manpower costs.....

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