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...

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 negative connotations) to S$166,000 as...

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...

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...

Lee Hsien Loong quote his father to fix the Presidential election

"This is not a Malay Singapore, not an Indian Singapore, not a Chinese Singapore. This is for everyone." Quoting his father Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said...

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 age and the DPM agreed...

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 was dismissed. The suicide happened...

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...

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...

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...

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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"....