Daily Archives: 2018-03-26

Massive increase in premium rates for Medishield rider – SGs liable to be arrested for not paying premiums

In Parliamentary debates earlier this month (Mar 2018), Senior Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat announced that new Integrated Shield plan riders must feature co-payment of at least 5 per cent. Insurance companies will later stop offering the current zero co-payment schemes to new applicants. The Integrated Shield plan riders are part of the national health insurance scheme …

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The Spider and the Fly

by Teo Soh Lung The Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods (DOF) have invited Human Rights Watch (HRW) to give oral evidence before them. On 5 March 2018, PAP Policy Forum submitted its report (PAP’s report) accusing HRW of publishing deliberate online falsehoods. It is clear from the PAP report that the government is incensed by the HRW report “Kill …

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CAN: Select Committee on online falsehoods should engage all NGOs in good faith

  Below is the statement issued by Community Action Network, a local human rights non-government organisation in Singapore. The Community Action Network is deeply concerned about recent events related to the hearings conducted by Singapore’s Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. We were initially heartened by the government’s willingness to solicit public opinion over a matter it deems to be …

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