Minister Tharman: Inequality is your personal responsibility, not government’s

In an interview with state media Straits Times yesterday (Jan 31), Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam defended Singapore's extreme income inequality. When compared to OECD nations, Singapore have the...

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...

Minister Desmond Lee: Some Singaporeans choose to be homeless

According to Minister of Social and Family Development (MSF) Desmond Lee's anonymous spokesperson, some Singaporeans choose to be homeless: "Some may have homes but choose to sleep in public because...

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...

Michelle Chong and her elitist privilege

Michelle Chong recently took to Facebook asking why Singaporeans are so unmotivated these days, and that no one actually takes pride in their work. I cringed when I read...

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 foreign worker also borrowed S$17,000...

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...

Ministry of Education demolish 4 neighbourhood JCs, 3 sec and 7 pri schools

In yet another move to uphold elitism and reduce competition from non-elite students, the Ministry of Education (MOE) removed 4 neighbourhood Junior Colleges (JCs) - namely Tampines TPJC, Serangoon...

Tan Chuan Jin to social workers: Innovate within bureaucracy if your boss don’t listen

Speaking at a government dialogue with social workers, Minister for Social and Family Affairs (MSF) Tan Chuan Jin told the social workers to "innovate" within the bureaucracy if their...

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...

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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"....