Daily Archives: 2013-11-19

Justification for the impending fare hike – SMRT need more profit?

By Philip Ang I refer to Asiaone article “Concessions to cushion fare hikes“. The government has once again cherry picked data to support another round of increase in fares for public transportation without first ensuring that the standard improves. Minister Lui pointed out that “..fares have gone up by a cumulative 2.7 per cent from 2005 to 2011”.  While that …

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Govt will increase share of healthcare spending: When?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Subsidise MediShield premiums for needy, says NCMP” (Today, Nov 13). Will increase Government’s share of healthcare spending from 33 to 40%? It states that “In response, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said the Government will shoulder a greater proportion of healthcare costs, from the current 33 per cent to 40 per …

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