State media: Each % of GST increase is S$1.8 billion

According to state media TodayOnline, every percentage increase of the GST will translate to S$1.8 billion in tax revenue for the Singapore government. The state media consulted business lobbyists...

WP Pritam Singh demand Government to declare spending estimates

Speaking as the representative of Opposition Workers' Party for the first time, WP chief Pritam Singh called for the Singapore government to declare spending estimates for multi-billion dollar projects...

Government to increase taxes by increasing school fees

In an announcement by the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday (Apr 29), all six local government-funded universities will increase school fees by up to S$1,00 for Singaporean students. The...

Finance Minister: 2% GST increase still not enough

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat today (Mar 1) spoke in Parliament saying that the 2% GST is insufficient and hinted that he will raise taxes further: "The 2 percentage-point GST...

NTUC: We need more government subsidies

After raising childcare centres fees by 5% or S$33 a month, state-owned corporation NTUC now calls for more government subsidies. The largest childcare centre operator wrote in their statement...

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 Koh Poh Koon: 6 more months needed to explain rising prices of milk...

A newly-created government taskforce committee today (May 22) said that they need 6 more months to explain the rising prices of milk powder in Singapore. The committee led by...

0% car growth: COE prices to reach record high, cost of living to increase

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Oct 23) that Singapore will be going for 0% car growth, in line with dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's "car-lite"...

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...

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"....