Poverty jumped by 24% in 4 years

According to the latest public assistance statistics by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), the number of families dependent on long-term financial aid has jumped by 24%...

Temasek Holdings: Electricity tariff to increase by 18.8%

Temasek Holdings-owned monopoly power supplier SP Group yesterday (Sep 29) announced that the increase for the next three months from Oct to Dec will be 2.1%. This makes up...

Government to force 200 coffee shops offer cashless transactions

In a press release by HDB, NEA and JTC Corporation, some 245 coffee shops will have to offer cashless transactions under their appointed-contractor NETs. From August 2020, hawker food...

Cost of living to increase further due to Smart Nation’s cashless payment

When interviewed by local state media Straits Times, most Singapore businesses revealed that they are passing the cashless payment surcharge to customers. Ranging from as much as S$32 for...

Straits Times: Cost of living increase because Singaporeans are jealous of the rich

<Pic: Lee Hsien Loong on his US$65 million Gulfstream private jet> With no credible scholars or economists praising Lee Hsien Loong's address on cost of living at his National Day...

Minister Chan Chun Sing: Electricity and water price increase is just “disproportionate psychologically”

Playing down worries over the double increases in electricity and water prices in July, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing claimed that Singaporeans "perceive these increase disproportionately...

Minister Lawrence Wong: GST must increase, HSR or not

Despite having saved over S$8 billion for the scrapping of the High Speed Rail, Singapore's Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong declared that GST must still increase: "The prospect of...

Singaporeans going to IMH increase threefold in 2017

Due to a myriad of social problems from unemployment to work stress, the number of young Singaporeans between the age of 16 to 30 seeking mental health treatment has...

Minister Gan Kim Yong: Sugar tax will promote water drinking

In an interview with state media Straits Times published yesterday (Jun 19), Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said he will be imposing a new sugar tax to promote water...

Minister Grace Fu: We MPs pay for parking too

After weeks of criticisms over the government's mercenary move to charge school teachers for parking in school compounds, PAP Minister Grace Fu wrote to state media Straits Times saying...

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Epilogue

The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....