Daily Archives: 2007-08-29

Questions about pensions, HDB, CPF, transport, jobs, charities, etc.

By Leong Sze Hian On this morning’s (29 August) NewsRadio 938 Talkback programme from 8.10am to 8.50am, the guest on the programme, MP Halimah Yacob, NTUC Assistant Secretary-General and Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) Chairperson on Health, said that Ministers no longer receive pensions. She was replying to a caller who asked why and whether it is equitable for Ministers to …

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Are there systemic problems in our CPF system?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Flexible, basic and cheap annuity scheme” (Today, Aug 27). Instead of spending the $750 million a year to pay the additional 1 per cent interest on the first $20,000 of the CPF Ordinary Account, and $40,000 of the Special, Medisave and Retirement accounts, growing these sums at say 5 per cent …

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