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Daily Archives: 2017-05-07

The shame of a “first world” country

The faces and insecurities of Singapore’s elderly working poor I refer to the article “Ploughing on: The faces and insecurities of Singapore’s elderly working poor” (Channel NewsAsia, May 7). Collecting 200kg cardboards for $20 a day It states that “The poverty rate has been rising among the working elderly, one study shows. Why do seniors here feel the need to work …

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Singapore’s inability to help citizens meet basic needs is a such shame

Below is the response made by former GIC chief economist Yeoh Lam Keong towards the report by Channel News Asia on the plight of the elderly working poor in Singapore.  In spite of the growing documentation of the plight of our working, elderly and unemployed poor by academics, social workers, NGOs and even our normally docile mainstream media over many …

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