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...

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 years later today, the figure...

Budget 2016: Up to S$1500 cash for low income retirees in July, By-Election carrot...

Update: There is a mistake in the original article. Retirees will receive 2 quarter of payout up to S$1,500 cash in July. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday (March 25)...

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...

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...

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 million by selling fake policies...

Singapore rated “AAA” for creditworthiness, but little concern for CPF holders

US-based credit rating agency Moody yesterday (Dec 8) rated Singapore "AAA" for creditworthiness and gave a "stable" outlook for the country's economy. The "AAA" rating means investors interested in...

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 Health: We use dead bodies without consent if it is unclaimed

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) admitted that from 2011 to 2015, it has used about 15 unclaimed dead bodies without consent each year to be used for medical education...

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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"....