Minister Josephine Teo: Minimum Wage is tax

When questioned by the audience why Singapore does not have a Minimum Wage to help the poor, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo claimed that Minimum...

Lee Hsien Loong: Inequality exists everywhere, even North Korea

Speaking to his grassroots leaders at a closed-door dialogue, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong downplayed the worsening state of inequality in Singapore saying that...

Minister Josephine Teo: Let us bring out our heads, hearts and hands…

Speaking at a ministry event, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo waxed lyrical about helping the low income workers without giving anything constructive: "The future of work...

Doctor: 42% increase in mental illness in 2 years

According to a doctor who volunteers at a community group, the number of people seeking mental treatment from mental health service MindCare has risen...

Minister Heng Swee Keat: International report is erroneous, Singapore has done well

Unhappy with an international index showing the Singapore government being ranked one of the worst governments in the world addressing poverty and low income,...

Minister Masagos: We can solve any “future problems”

Minister in charge of Muslims Affairs Masagos Zulkifli yesterday (Aug 29) poured empty praises for the government's Malay Muslim organisations from the People's Association,...

Minister Lawrence Wong: Poor people can always rent one more unit

When questioned in Parliament about the state of overcrowding in rental flats, Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong mocked the poor saying that they...

SOS: Singaporean Elderly suicide hit record high

Unable to withdraw their CPF retirement fund and leading a life of abject poverty, Singaporean elderly are committing suicide to end their sufferings in...

Minister Grace Fu: Every Singaporean household should volunteer to help the poor

Speaking at a rich society forum, Culture Minister Grace Fu said that she wants every Singaporean household to have one volunteer in five years'...

Government: S$50 pay raise is enough for low income Singaporeans

Singapore's National Wage Council (NWC) yesterday (May 31) urged employers to give low-income workers earning below S$1,300 to give a S$50 pay raise. The...

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