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Daily Archives: 2017-12-07

Heng Swee Keat: Sharp rise of government expenditure on healthcare in next three to five years

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat told reporters after a tour of Changi General Hospital and Saint Andrew's Community Hospital on Wednesday (6 December) that he expects to see sharp rise of government expenditure on healthcare in the next three to five years. He said that with the country’s ageing population and advancing medical technologies, government spending in this area would go up even …

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43 yr-old naturalised Singaporean deprived of citizenship for committing criminal acts prejudicial to interests of Singapore

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that a 43-year-old naturalised Singapore citizen was served with a Notice of Proposed Deprivation of Citizenship under Article 133(1) of the Constitution ("Notice of Proposed Deprivation") on 7 December 2017. MHA said that this individual obtained Singapore citizenship (SC) by registration in 2003 through the Family Ties Scheme, however, it noted that …

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To update or not to update – Policies and Secularism

by Tan Tatt Si Only when one potentially puts someone else in harm’s way, can one feel more responsible for the recommendation and opinions one so freely dishes out. I learnt that recently, donning my smarter-than-thou hat and recommending a friend to upgrade her iPhone operating system (iOS), and that caused her pain and sorrow having to revive her dead …

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