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...

STR confirms Government published fake income statistics

Without giving a detailed breakdown, the Department of Statistics claimed that the poor living in 1-room and 2-room apartments received an average of S$10,245...

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...

Number of Singaporeans forced out of retirement to work doubled

According to the latest labour statistics from the Ministry of Manpower, the number of Singaporeans, aged 60 and above, being forced out of retirement...

Minister Ong Ye Kung: The poor should help themselves

Without any references or statistics, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung openly lied in Parliament today (May 15) in his anti-welfare speech claiming that welfare...

Elderly cardboard collector earns S$3 a day in Singapore

In a media interview with Chinese papers Shin Ming Daily, an elderly cardboard collector revealed her daily routine, shedding light on abject poverty in...

Reuters: Singapore foreign workers earn S$18 a day, S$3 an hour for overtime

According to Reuters's interview with a Bangladeshi construction worker in Singapore, he earned only S$18 a day and S$3 an hour for overtime. The...

Lee Hsien Loong: Income inequality motivates Singaporeans to work harder

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong defended Singapore's income inequality in a Parliamentary reply yesterday (Feb 5) saying that it motivates Singaporeans to work harder: "Some...

Households poverty jumped 7%, welfare cost jumped 10% in FY2015

In the latest welfare figures from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) today (Dec 9), the number of households on welfare jumped...

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...

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