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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 condensation and mould disamenities in HDB flat due to overuse of air-conditioning

Parliamentary Questions by Ms Carrie Tan on 9 and 10 January 2024 Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) in each year in the past five years, how many dispute cases arising from overuse of air-conditioning in HDB flats causing condensation and mould disamenities to neighbours does HDB receive; (b) beyond referring the disputing parties to the Community Mediation Centre, whether HDB is looking to enhance regulations to prevent or enforce against indiscriminate use of air-conditioning in HDB flats that causes disamenity to others;....

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On closure of SingPost’s only branch in Nee Soon

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 9 and 10 January 2024 Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information regarding the closure of SingPost’s only branch in Nee Soon (a) how does the Infocomm Media Development Authority assess the appropriateness of a SingPost branch closure; (b) what is the Government’s expectation of the postal physical footprint of SingPost branches across Singapore; and (c) how can SingPost better balance business viability with the basic needs of residents who still require access to physical postal services.....

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On Assisted Conception Procedures

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 9 and 10 January 2024 Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what steps will be taken to ensure that construction on the Long Island reclaimed site will not significantly impact sensitive marine habitats like coral reefs; (b) whether a public consultation will be carried out; and (c) whether the nature groups have been or will be consulted from an early stage on this process.....

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Louis Ng on Stillbirths and Births (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill proposes amendments that will allow parents of a stillborn child to officially register a name for the child within one year after the stillbirth. This is an empathetic move that gives due acknowledgment to the lived, personal experiences of Singaporeans who have had the misfortune of losing their child. I thank the Government for making these positive changes. I have two points of clarifications. My first clarification is on the concern of misinterpretation of the stillborn threshold in the Registration of Births and Deaths Act.....

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On ScamShield

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 22 November 2023 Mr Derrick Goh asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the public adoption rate of ScamShield since its launch; (b) what is the Ministry’s assessment of the effectiveness of ScamShield; and (c) whether ScamShield complements malware detection apps used by banking customers. Response....

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On fertility screening

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 22 November 2023 Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang asked the Minister for Manpower for each year in the past five years, how many instances of feedback or requests specifically received via the FWMOMCare mobile application have been about (i) illegal employment; (ii) criminal kickbacks; (iii) false declarations of salary; (iv) employment agency’s failure to refund agency fees; and (v) illegal deployment respectively. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang asked the Minister for Health whether the Government can (i) provide subsidies for fertility screening and (ii) introduce a new specific category of fertility screening for the use of MediSave.....

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Louis Ng on Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill

Madam, this Bill will allow licensed moneylenders access to relevant credit information before deciding to grant a loan. The Bill will also require licensed moneylenders to take additional steps to protect information and records kept. These amendments will support the MLCB’s work in encouraging financially prudent borrowing. I have three points of clarification. My first clarification is on a licensee’s discretion to obtain a credit report on a surety of the application before deciding whether to grant a loan. ....

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Louis Ng on Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill updates the CPF rules to limit the CPF scheme to only SCs and PRs. The Bill also updates rules relating to the death of a CPF member. CPF is one of Singapore’s unique features. CPF plays an important role in our social stability by helping Singaporeans have a strong retirement nest egg set aside to age gracefully. I support this Bill as it represents a continued focus on this purpose.....

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Louis Ng on Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Nee Soon): Sir, this Bill will strengthen the training of law graduates and better equip them to enter the legal profession. Key amendments introduced include decoupling admission to the Singapore bar from practice training, increasing the practice training period, allowing limited rights to practise after six months’ training and introducing a moratorium for practice training contract applications. I have three clarifications to raise. My first set of clarifications relate to the moratorium date on applications for training contracts. ....

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