Singapore court issued 58 protection orders against Instagram commentators for rich Singaporean woman

Singapore Courts issued a record 58 protection orders against online commentators - mostly anonymous users on Instagram - who criticised a rich Singaporean woman. Jamie Chua, a 43-year-old multi-millionaire...

Ministry of Manpower: Bosses don’t pay wages, we can’t do anything

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower made an astounding claim today (Jan 19) declaring that the government cannot force employers to pay salaries. The press statement comes after a Bangladeshi...

Singapore has longest working hours in the world in 2016, again

Singapore's notorious employment exploitation has reached another milestone again - based in statistics from the Ministry of Manpower, Singaporeans clocked 2,371.2 hours in 2016, the longest hours in the...

Minister Koh Poh Koon: Elderly collect newspaper because they want to protect the environment

In his latest Facebook featuring himself carrying a trolley load of newspaper, Minister of State Koh Poh Koon commented that the Singaporean elderly collect newspaper because they want to...

Singaporean students taught “anti-foreigner” sentiments as root cause behind poverty

When approached by Singaporean students for their schoolwork over the plight of low income foreign workers, a volunteer worker said that she was surprised that the students labelled "anti-foreigner"...

Free funeral service for elderly poor increase in demand in Singapore

According to a coverage by TodayOnline, Singapore's elderly poor are in such drastic poverty that more are demanding for free funeral service as they have no money. An average...

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...

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...

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 7% from 27,461 in FY2014...

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 Singapore. 67-year-old Dong Ah Lan earns...

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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"....