Elderly Singaporean: I can’t retire, nobody is buying my resale flat

An elderly Singaporean wrote to state media Straits Times earlier this week (Apr 3) calling for the Singapore government to help him sell his flat. Elderly Ronnie Tan wrote...

Minister Teo Chee Hean: Singaporean elderly should keep working

Speaking at a closed-forum for ruling party elites, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean reminded Singaporeans to work longer into their twilight years, and cited the Civil Service as an...

Elderly cleaners stationed inside toilets of Singapore airport terminals

According to a traveller's observation, an elderly cleaner is always found stationed inside the toilet of every Singapore airport terminals. The cleaner, who was described as "easily above 65...

Ministry of Finance: CPF is social security system

In response to criticisms on the CPF system, the Ministry of Finance defended the broken retirement system claiming it is a "key pillar of social security system": "The CPF is...

Parliament: Transfer your CPF to your parents and grandparents

In a press release by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) today (Oct 2), the PAP-majority Parliament has proposed changes to the CPF Act to allow more Singaporeans to transfer...

Insufficient CPF a major cause behind 19% jump in Singaporean elderly suicide

According to the latest statistics from the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), more Singaporean elderly are turning to suicide to avoid financial hardship and poverty. A total of 197 elderly...

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...

Minister Lawrence Wong: Normal to sell your HDB to retire

In a propaganda attempt to cover up the inadequacies of CPF, Ministry for National Development Lawrence Wong wrote on his Facebook page encouraging Singaporeans to sell their HDB to...

Former PAP Minister: Don’t expect the same pay even when working “as long as...

Speaking at a NTUC event for training programmes, former PAP Minister Lim Boon Heng said Singaporeans should work "as long as possible" but don't expect the same pay. "We should...

When to retire? – A study by Dr. Sing Lin

Submission from 长宁: This is worth sharing as it concerns Singapore's working population. Not sure if STR published this before. The finding is alarming as it means most Singaporeans have...

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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"....