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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.

Louis Ng on Business Trusts (Amendment) Bill 

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Business Trusts (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 22/2022) Introduction Sir, this Bill will align provisions for business trusts with the Companies Act and strengthen governance for business trusts.  Business trusts are a common structure for tapping on capital on the SGX. The proposed amendments to strengthen governance of business trusts are welcomed. I have clarifications on two areas.  Response to public consultation Let me start by thanking MAS for conducting a public consultation before bringing this Bill to Parliament.....

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On illegal vehicle modifications

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 4 October 2022  Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in the case of the Tanjong Pagar traffic accident on 13 February 2021 (a) whether the change of the car’s charge pipes from original to aftermarket parts is considered an illegal modification; and (b) given the extensive damage to the car that prevented a full mechanical inspection, whether there are efforts to trace the car’s workshop to fully assess if there were other modifications that could have been illegal.....

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On legislating the right to work from home

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 12 and 13 September 2022  Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry has annual data in the past five years on the average number of times when nurses in public hospitals are rostered for an afternoon shift that ends in the evening and is immediately followed by a morning shift the next day in the (i) general wards and (ii) intensive care units;....

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On public’s retail exposure to digital payment token service providers licensed by Monetary Authority of Singapore

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 12 and 13 September 2022 Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Education whether the Ministry can consider increasing the Primary 1 places available at North View Primary School and Huamin Primary School, to cater to the increasing demand from a large number of new residents moving into Yishun Spring BTO estate. Response Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Prime Minister (a) what is the current total value of “Buy Now Pay Later” (BNPL) loans in Singapore;....

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Louis Ng on Debt Collection Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Debt Collection Bill (Bill No. 18/2022) Introduction Sir, this Bill empowers the MHA to regulate debt collection activities in Singapore and provide the Police with the necessary levers to stem problematic debt collection conduct. I applaud MHA for proposing to institute upstream regulatory interventions to manage the disamenities from debt collection activities. I also thank MHA for conducting a public consultation in June this year to gather public feedback in preparation for this Bill. ....

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Louis Ng on Singapore Tourism Board (Amendment) Bill 

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Singapore Tourism Board (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 20/2022) Introduction This Bill allows STB to take over the economic regulation of cruise terminal operators from the MPA.  This will enable STB to exercise regulatory oversight of financial matters in a manner that supports the growth and development of the cruise sector and in turn, Singapore’s tourism sector.  I have three clarifications.  Power to act as third-party guarantor for tourism enterprise ....

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Louis Ng on National Symbols Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the National Symbols Bill (Bill No. 21/2022) Introduction Sir, this Bill declares our seven National Symbols and three Presidential Symbols and to regulate their use. National symbols are an important part of our national identity, and a common rallying point for Singaporeans. I welcome this Bill, which recognises and protects these symbols.  I thank MCCY for allowing Singaporeans to be a part of the process in deciding what our National Symbols mean to us by convening a citizens workgroup and public consultation for this Bill.....

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Derrick Goh on Registration of Criminals (Amendment) Bill

Mdm Deputy Speaker, Singapore is widely regarded as one of the safest cities in the world, because of the relentless efforts of our Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs). Amongst other capabilities, investigation plays a key role in solving crimes and upholding public confidence.  We must continue to enable our officers with the right investigation capabilities and legal framework, so they remain effective in keeping Singapore safe. One key step is to expand how we collect, use and store information from case persons,....

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On provision of preschools

Ms Carrie Tan filed two Parliamentary Questions on 12 and 13 September 2022 Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether there is a standard wait time that the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has to maintain for provision of (i) childcare (ii) infant care and (iii) preschools and, if so, what is it; (b) whether an update can be provided regarding ECDA’s plans to develop 10,000 new full-day preschools by 2023;....

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