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 for HDB Lease Buyback Scheme...

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...

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 afford the out-of-pocket medical expenses...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 between 65 and 69, the...

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...

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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"....