Elderly Singaporean cleaner burn himself to death due to unemployment

A 70-year-old Singaporean elderly cleaner doused himself in petroleum and burn himself to death as he was not able to find employment after he...

Elderly Singaporean’s legs left to rot for 2 years as medical expenses are too...

66-year-old Singaporean Sim Choo Chuan's legs were left to rot for more than two year in 2013 to Nov 2015, because she could not...

Minister Tharman: We will remove Retirement Age eventually

Speaking at the World Cities Summit yesterday, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Tharman Shamugaratnam responded to ambassador-at-large Dr Tommy Koh's question about abolishing retirement...

Number of working retirees nearly doubled due to lack of retirement fund

According to the latest employment statistics by the Ministry of Manpower, the number of working retirees in the workforce nearly doubled. For those aged...

Health Ministry: Singapore government made at least S$2 billion out of Eldershield since 2002

Since the national insurance scheme ElderShield is introduced in 2002, the Singapore government has profited at least S$2 billion by far and has only...

Poverty among Singapore elderly doubled

Singaporean elderly are finding it harder to retire and are selling their HDB flats to the Singapore government to alleviate poverty. The take-up rate...

AIA Insurance Agent jailed 8 years for cheating elderly couple

A former top insurance agent from AIA was sentenced to 8 years' jail on Thursday (May 19) for cheating an elderly couple of S$8.89...

CPF increase Retirement Sum to S$166,000, payout likely increase to 67

Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board has just increased the CPF Retirement Sum (previously known as the Minimum Sum, name was changed due to...

NTUC: Increase retirement age beyond 62

Singapore's government-controlled labour union today (Feb 25) called on the government to increase retirement age beyond 62 for different industries to "allow workers who...

Sale of Balance flats hover at 5,170, but no price drop

The Singapore government is refusing to lower housing prices despite the increase in balance flats (SBF). In May 2013, SBF flats were at 3,100. 3...

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