Daily Archives: 2018-03-08

    Sylvia Lim will not apologise to House over GST hike comments
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    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 Read More

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    Will the real women property investors please stand up?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 03:38 pmby 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 Read More

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    AWARE: Remove debarment rule for all divorced parents, regardless of care and control arrangements
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    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 Read More

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    No more wait for divorcees to get subsidised HDB flats
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    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 Read More

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    New PAP MP Cheng Li Hui criticises PTC for lowering transport fares
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    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 Read More

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    Number of “Self-employed” locals increased by 20,000
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    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 Read More

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    Barrage of comments lashed upon on Grace Fu for demand of apology from Sylvia Lim
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Last updated on March 15th, 2018 at 11:38 amThe Leader of the House, Grace Fu, demanded Workers’ Party Sylvia Lin to apologise to Parliament regarding her comment on the goods and services tax (GST) hike, and to withdraw her statement. Ms Grace Fu Read More

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