Daily Archives: 2007-11-01

Uniquely Singapore, F1 or F9: Means testing to help the poor?

By Leong Sze Hian In the Channelnewsasia report titled “PM Lee suggests hospitals implement means testing to help the poor”, it says: “Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has suggested that hospitals implement means testing to help the lower income group.” (CNA) Since the reason for increasing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was to help the poor, why are we …

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Britons bully elderly Singaporean trishaw rider

The following video was brought to TOC’s attention by 2 of our readers. According to Asia One’s report on the incident, the tourists left the trishaw uncle, 67-year-old Mr Lee Shee Lam, “without paying a single cent” after he had taken them to their destination. “Mr Lee told The New Paper that the three tourists had originally agreed to pay …

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