Ministers to receive 5.5 mth bonus, Singaporeans to get only 0.5 mth for 2017

Singaporeans will not be having much of a celebration for the New Year, no thanks to the pathetic bonus the middle class and poor are getting for 2017. According to...

Young lawyers complaining about long working hours

According to a task force commissioned by the law community, the young lawyers in Singapore are complaining about long working hours and "unreasonable" demands from their bosses. Rookie lawyers...

Economists: Unemployment rate may worsen

According to economists who read the latest employment report published yesterday (Dec 13), Singapore's unemployment rate is expected to worsen and it is too soon for the government to...

Minister Lim Swee Say remove citizen unemployment rate to make Singaporeans feel good

The Ministry of Manpower has sneakily removed the statistics of unemployment rate for Singapore citizens, and now only group locals as "residents" including foreigners who hold permanent residency. In...

Government: No pay increment for security guards in 2018

The Singapore government issued an announcement today (Nov 23) saying that security guards will see a S$75 monthly pay raise only in 2019. There is no recommendation for next...

SIM fresh graduate salaries stagnate, paid 18% less than other unis

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) has again played second-fiddle to other local universities with worse employment prospects and lower salaries. According to the latest graduate employment report, SIM fresh...

MAS: Singaporeans salaries going lower

According to the latest economic review report by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the growth of salaries in Singapore is significantly lower than productivity growth in 2017. Resident...

MOM: Unemployment rate at 3.2%

According to the latest employment statistics by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the unemployment rate for Singaporeans continues to be at it's 8-year-low at 3.2%. More permanent residents are...

50% jump in jobless Singapore fresh graduates turning to part-time

According to the latest employment survey of fresh graduates from Singapore universities, there has been a 50% jump in the number of jobless fresh graduates turning to part-time jobs...

Minister Lim Swee Say: Hiring Singaporeans lead to economic stagnation and decline

In his speech at an award dinner yesterday (Sep 29), Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say claimed that hiring locals will lead to economic stagnation and so there is a...

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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"....