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Daily Archives: 2007-03-19

Public assistance for the elderly – where the ethics lie.

“There will always be arguments on whether a sum we’ve decided is enough or not and as I’ve said yesterday, frankly one limiting factor must be the sum that we give through public assistance cannot be so generous as to erode the work ethic.” That said, Dr Balakrishnan stressed that despite a strict criteria on assistance schemes, no Singaporean needs …

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