Health Minister confirms 1.3 million Singaporeans living in poverty

In a rare peek over Singapore's widely-censored poverty statistics, Singapore's Health Minister Gan Kim Yong unwittingly exposed that 1.3 million Singaporeans are eligible for the Community Health Assist Scheme...

Minister Grace Fu: Singaporeans also do not know how to behave on the train

In a state media interview with Straits Times, Culture Minister Grace Fu said that some Singaporeans are unhappy with foreigners when they do not follow social norms, but Singaporeans...

Survey: Singapore become more expensive

According to a recent cost of consumer goods survey conducted by UK-based group ECI International, Singapore has become more expensive and it's ranking jumped two places to 16th in...

Neighbourhood school students given hands-down building to study

Neighbourhood school students from Fajar Secondary, Pei Chun Public and Nan Hua Primary are now using hands-down buildings to conduct classes as the Singapore Education Ministry (MOE) aim to...

Elderly poor queue over 10 hours to get S$60 hong bao by local temple...

Poverty in Singapore has hit a chronic level. Over 1,000 Singaporean elderly poor took a queue stretching 500m long to receive a S$60 hong bao from a local temple...

DPM Tharman lectures France on economy and governance

In a 20-min speech to French representatives at the Singapore-France Economic Forum, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Tharman Shanmugaratnam lectured the France delegates on economy and governance. DPM Tharman warned...

Minister Masagos: Singaporeans become very wealthy in record time

When addressing his speech on income inequality, Minister Masagos Zulkifli claimed that Singaporeans should donate more money because they have "become very wealthy in record time": "Does the new generation...

Minister Sam Tan: Old people have nothing to do for retirement so they choose...

Minister of State for Manpower Sam Tan yesterday (July 29) told state media CNA that old people in Singapore have nothing to do for retirement and so they choose...

Bangladesh construction worker hang himself in toilet, likely due to poverty

A Singapore construction worker from Bangladesh committed suicide, likely due to extreme poverty. Sarkar Surzit hanged himself in the toilet of a rubbish collection centre at Tampines St 21...

Economist: CPF benefits the rich more than the poor

Speaking at an economic forum, Singapore University of Social Science economist Walter Theseira criticised the Singapore CPF system for benefiting the rich and ripping off the average salaryman. 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"....