Minister Masagos Zulkifli: Lower water consumption but price must increase anyway

Minister for Environment and Water Masagos Zukifli told Parliament yesterday (Mar 7) that Singaporeans have over-achieved the 2020 target of 147 litres per capita water use, with only 143...

Singapore Power: Electricity tariffs to increase 6.3%

In the latest media release by Singapore Power (SP Group) today (Dec 29), electricity tariff will increase by 6.3%. According to SP Group, the increase means each HDB household...

PAP MP Tin Pei Ling’s husband raised gas tariff by 4%

Effecting Feb 1 to Apr 30, the gas tariff for households will increase by 0.74 cent per kilowatt hour (kWh), from the current charge of 17.68 cents per kWh...

Minister Amy Khor: No action taken against profiteering operators

When questioned by hawker stall owners what action is the government going to take against profiteering tactics by hawker centre operators, Senior Minister of State Amy Khor paid lips...

Ministry of Manpower cover up wage growth of low income workers due to embarrassment

In the salary report released today (May 30), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) covered up the statistics of actual wage growth for low income workers. The MOM covered up the...

Singaporeans to pay GST on Google and Apple app

Amidst the furore over the unjustifiable GST increase, a little known new tax has been imposed in the recent Budget. The "imported digital services tax" is a GST on...

Government increase marriage costs to raise taxes for GIC and Temasek Holdings

The Singapore government is cost of marriage registrations in an effort to raise more taxes. Registration fees for Singaporeans increased from S$26 to S$42, while for foreigners, the fees...

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...

Australian telecom TPG offers free mobile plans to Singaporean elderly

In a generous marketing effort to enter Singapore's market, Australian telecommunication company TPG has offered free 2-year mobile phone plans to Singaporean elderly aged 65 and above. In yesterday's...

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...

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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"....