Monday, February 06, 2006

MND Meeting

Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Marcus, Michelle, Claris, Jolanda and I met with the new Minister of Ministry of National Development today, along with the MND and AVA to see how we can work together.

We were very pleased with the outcome of the meeting, and the Minister was very nice and willing to engage the Society in dialogue.

We hope to work with the Ministry, AVA, TCs, volunteers and everyone else involved to manage the community cat population in what we feel is the most effective, long term and humane solution, which is TNRM.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The light is finally piercing through the darkness!

6/2/06 9:19 PM  
Blogger Sivasothi said...

Wow, good news!

Do you mean the new Minister of State? Minister is the same one for years, I think.

6/2/06 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May i know who is the minister?

6/2/06 9:58 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes Sivasothi is right - it's the new Minister of State!

7/2/06 3:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's rally for support for CWS!Sign up as member if you haven't and get your friends to do so!

7/2/06 7:25 AM  
Anonymous bc said...

I've been coming to re-read this entry at least 6 times now, and still can't believe my eyes... will we finally get TNR going?

7/2/06 10:28 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

BC, I certainly hope so!

7/2/06 10:38 AM  
Blogger =^..^= said...

Congratulations! And best of luck!

May this finally usher in the Age of TNR here.

~5-Cat Style

7/2/06 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

Is there any possibility the Ministry of National Development approving of cats staying in HDB homes?

7/2/06 7:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

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7/2/06 7:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Aminah, no concrete details have been discussed as yet and so I don't want to say too much. Also I don't want to speak on behalf of the Ministry. Why not write into the Ministry and let them know how you feel? I'm sure they'd be interested in your feedback.

7/2/06 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Blur said...

By the way, we would like to know who is the new minister of state. There is no need to be secretive about it by not mentioning the name here right? Thank you!

8/2/06 10:02 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Blur - not at all. Sorry, I thought people knew. It's Heng Chee How. The Singapore Government Directory is linked on the main blog. If you're not sure whom someone is in the government sector, it's a good resource to check up.

8/2/06 10:48 AM  
Anonymous blur said...

Thanks Dawn. He seems to be a mild & pleasant teochew fella. :)

8/2/06 11:05 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes he seems very nice indeed.

8/2/06 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not meant to be negative, lets hope it is not the Pre-Election kind of reception that you all received. As we all know, during such GE period, even illegal hawkers will be allowed.

8/2/06 3:57 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I don't think so. We have been moving in this direction for a while i think. Anyway, it IS a good programme and I think that if it can be sold as such, that the authorities will realise it. The alternative is that we keep working on it at the ground, but working with the government would be so much better.

8/2/06 5:55 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

All the best! Please do sign up as members of CWS if you haven't. A "strong" CWS is important for advocacy. CWS has done wonderful so far and we can it to continue..forever :)

19/10/06 11:52 AM  

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