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...

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 degree of income inequality is...

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 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...

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...

Only 3,000 public renters purchased HDB flat over 5 years

In yet another sign of growing poverty, the Housing Development Board (HDB) reported that only 3,000 public housing renters managed to purchase a HDB flat in the past 5...

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...

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"...

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...

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat: Income gap is not important

Despite widening income inequality over the years, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that Singaporeans should not focus on income gap and instead "nurture common values by building 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"....