Daily Archives: 2018-03-08

Sylvia Lim will not apologise to House over GST hike comments

Below is the statement made by Workers’ Party Chairman and Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Sylvia Lim at Parliament today in response to demand by Leader of House, Grace Fu to apologise for comments made earlier on the GST hike. I had written to Speaker on Monday evening, 5th March, to inform him that I wished to make a statement in the House …

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Will the real women property investors please stand up?

by Property Soul I have a girlfriend whom we know each other for over a decade. But I didn’t know that she is a savvy property investor until quite recently. “Unlike men, we women seldom bring up topics about money, finance and investment. We talk about husbands and kids when we see each other.” She explained. “As Asians, we are taught …

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AWARE: Remove debarment rule for all divorced parents, regardless of care and control arrangements

Gender equality group AWARE commends the Government’s move to lift the three-year time-bar imposed on divorced couples for purchase of subsidised housing, urging the state to apply the removal to all, regardless of their care and control arrangements. “This is a welcome step forward, and can help many parents who would otherwise struggle with securing stable and affordable housing after …

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No more wait for divorcees to get subsidised HDB flats

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced during the debate on his ministry’s budget in Parliament on Tuesday (6 March) that divorcees will no longer have to wait for three years before they can apply for a subsidised flat. Under the current bill, only divorcees who get full custody of all children can purchase a second subsidised flat after disposing of the …

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New PAP MP Cheng Li Hui criticises PTC for lowering transport fares

Yesterday (7 March), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament that the fare formula for public transport is being reviewed in view of the upcoming infrastructure upgrades. He said that while Singapore’s transport fares are currently “affordable”, the Government also needs to ensure the sustainability of the transport network. “We must be careful that (fares) are not priced too …

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Number of “Self-employed” locals increased by 20,000

In Parliament on Monday (5 Mar), while talking about giving more support to freelancers in Singapore, Second Manpower Minister Josephine Teo revealed that the number of “self-employed” people in Singapore has, in fact, risen by some 10%. She revealed that based on the Government’s latest survey, the number of residents “self-employed” for at least six months last year rose to …

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