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...

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...

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 to work has more than...

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...

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...

Lee Hsien Loong admit defeat to death of TPP

Due to countries not buying his hard-selling tactic of the Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong finally threw in the white towel at his speech at the...

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...

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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"....