Daily Archives: 2014-05-23

Misleading ST report on wage credit causes confusion

The Straits Times report on 23 May is a piece of misleading writing. While it is not entirely untrue, it is nevertheless appalling that the Straits Times would publish it as it is. In a report titled “Few will get Wage Credit payouts directly”, the paper said “companies have received their fist payouts from a scheme that subsidises wage increases, …

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Stroke patient’s family struggles with life on $1040 earnings

By SY Lee, Leong Sze Hian and financial counselling volunteers Jimmy (not his real name), aged 47, came to us for financial counselling at the financial counselling center along with his son who is currently studying in Primary 5. He shared that his family is now facing eviction from the homeless shelter that they are in and the family do …

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Roy Ngerng apologises to PM, asks for open dialogue on CPF issues

Blogger, Roy Ngerng Yi Ling has issued a letter of apology to the Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong through his lawyer, Mr M Ravi . This letter of apology was sent in response to the letter of demand sent on Monday, May 19 by the PM Lee via his lawyer, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh, of Drew and Napier LLC. …

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Female genital mutilation in Singapore – more awareness needed

By Ghui One very positive outcome of the rise of online media platforms in Singapore is in raising the awareness of certain issues in Singapore. Many people (myself included) would not have known about the existence of certain practices or policies had it not been for the many independent media platforms that have sprung up over the course of the …

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