Daily Archives: 2016-04-14

Equal maternity leave for unwed mothers

Unwed mothers are to receive the same benefits as married mothers, announced Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin in Parliament on 12 April. 16 weeks of Government-paid maternity leave for mothers and a Child Development Account (CDA) for their children will soon be granted to all unwed mothers, matching what is currently given only to married mothers. Currently, …

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Chan Chun Sing shoots his own foot with rebuttal to Sylvia Lim’s claim on PA

On Wednesday, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Ms Sylvia Lim spoke in parliament on the question of whether have the People’s Association deviated from its mandate to counter communist activities and fostering social stability and national security. She questioned if the high expenditure of PA at nearly $900 million for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 is justified, given that it …

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