Daily Archives: 2017-12-07

Heng Swee Keat: Sharp rise of government expenditure on healthcare in next three to five years
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Lai Yew Thiam, friend of M Ravi, sentenced to 4 weeks imprisonment for housebreaking
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Lai Yew Thiam, a friend of non-practising lawyer Ravi Madasamy also commonly known as M Ravi, was sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Thursday (7 December) after pleading guilty to two counts of housebreaking. Mr Lai, 56, has been in and out of jail since Read More

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If NIRC is not expanded, Singapore will expect several tax hikes in the next decade
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by Chris Kuan Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat again. “Govt spending on healthcare set to go up in 3 to 5 years” reports the MSM. Healthcare expenditures will go from $10b in 2016 to $13b in 2020 due to ageing population and advances Read More

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43 yr-old naturalised Singaporean deprived of citizenship for committing criminal acts prejudicial to interests of Singapore
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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To update or not to update – Policies and Secularism
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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 Read More

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Service disruption along NSL on Thursday with no official announcement again this week
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

North-South Line (NSL) experienced yet another service disruption this morning, as indicated by many tweets from commuters since 7:00am with no official announcement from the transport operator, SMRT. Many noted that they had to wait up to 10 mins during the peak hour Read More

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