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...

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...

Minister: New Carbon Tax has no benchmark, too troublesome to have one

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat shot down criticisms over the new Carbon Tax, saying that it is too troublesome to have a benchmark and that it is easier to...

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...

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 Chee Hong Tat: Singaporeans to pay mandatory disability insurance

After secretly increasing Minimum Sum to S$181,000 in Jan 2018, the Singapore government have came out with a new scheme to leech CPF funds again: this time with compulsory...

Companies slam Minister Masagos Zulkifli: You don’t know what to achieve with Carbon Tax

40 companies sent in their representatives to a forum held by Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli slamming him that he doesn't know what to achieve with the...

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...

KK Hospital reject cash to force cashless society onto Singaporeans

Starting yesterday (Jan 3), under the orders of Ministry of Health, KK Hospital will reject all cash payments in order to force Singapore into a cashless society. Out of...

Low income received S$627 from S$840 paid in GST for 2017

The Ministry of Finance yesterday (Jan 2) announced that 880,000 HDB households will receive GST vouchers between S$55 to S$95 for their utility bills this month (Jan). The utility...

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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"....