Straits Times: Ban Singaporeans from using CPF to buy HDB

Following the ridiculous speech by President Halimah Yacob, state media Straits Times featured a government university's professor absurd call to ban Singaporeans from using their CPF savings to buy...

Elderly: My sons don’t even earn enough to give me money

Featured in state media CNA, a 77-year-old elderly poor told reporters that he has to continue working past retirement age because he doesn't have enough money. The petrol pump...

PAP MP Heng Chee How: Singaporeans should work longer, withdraw CPF later

In the Parliament session yesterday (Feb 27), PAP MP Heng Chee How has called for the retirement age to be raised and delay the CPF withdrawal age. The current...

Minister Josephine Teo: Automatic CPF and Insurance deductions for self-employed

Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo had accepted her government's committee, Tripartite Workgroup (TWG), recommendations to force self-employed to pay CPF and insurance as soon as they received payment...

CPF: Minimum Sum to increase 9% to S$181,000

In a secret CPF policy change unreported by the state media, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has given the authority to increase CPF Retirement Sum to S$181,000 by 2020....

CPF: Medicare Minimum Sum increase 4.8% to S$54,500

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) has announced a 4.8% increase to the mandatory Minimum Sum for Medicare (now called the "Basic Healthcare Sum") to S$54,500 from S$52,000. This will...

Government: New CPF law to grow “dead money” in CPF

Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo yesterday (Nov 6) enacted a new CPF law encouraging Singaporeans to sacrifice their CPF funds by transferring them to their parents. The new...

Study: Elderly cannot afford to retire, expected to work past 70

According to a new study published by the Singapore Management University (SMU) and US-based RAND Corporation yesterday (Oct 27), Singaporeans are increasingly pessimistic about retirement and many expected to...

Insufficient CPF a major cause behind 19% jump in Singaporean elderly suicide

According to the latest statistics from the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), more Singaporean elderly are turning to suicide to avoid financial hardship and poverty. A total of 197 elderly...

Ministry of Finance: Elderly to receive up to S$800…in CPF Medisave

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) yesterday (June 12) announced that it will be paying elderly Pioneer Generation Singaporean up to S$800 each, in their CPF Medisave Account. Totaling S$180...

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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"....