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Daily Archives: 2018-05-28

MOH says 50% of Singaporeans could be disabled at 65 to justify CareShield Life

As part of its justification to launch a new mandatory disability insurance scheme, CareShield Life, Ministry of Health (MOH) said that "1 in 2 healthy Singaporeans aged 65 could become severely disabled in their lifetime, and may need long-term care". "We need to plan for our future long-term care needs, but working out how much to save can be difficult given …

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Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior arrives with a message for Singapore

by Tan Yihan “Many people think we’re pessimists. But on the contrary, we’re optimists, because we believe a better world is possible.” These are the words of Greenpeace staff Shanya Aflasillkeha which echo the message of hope that the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, aims to convey in its 5-month tour of Southeast Asia (SEA). The ship is currently …

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Pro-establishment Facebook pages attack integrity of new Malaysian government as it sets new standards for transparency and accountability

Over the past weeks, two separate pro-establishment Facebook pages have made attacks against the new Malaysian government for seemingly frivolous reasons. One example is a meme posted on the 23 May by Shut down TRS, questioned whether cutting the pay of “already low” Ministers would encourage even more corruption. Despite such an allegation, the page could not show any evidence …

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CareShield Life to replace ElderShield: Where are the statistics of claims to premiums statistics?

Will the claims to premiums ratio for CareShield Life be like ElderShield?  I refer to the Straits Times article “New mandatory CareShield Life replaces ElderShield in 2020, will offer wider coverage for severely disabled”, published on 27 May. It is reported that CareShield Life, a newly introduced government-run scheme will be compulsory, automatically getting everyone who is between the ages of …

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Just what is wrong with Singapore football?

by Michael Ang Something must be very wrong with the organisers of the Singapore Premier League. Otherwise, why would they undergo a rebranding exercise of the football league and yet achieve the same result: lack of interest and fans as evident at Bedok and Jurong East Stadiums, which hosted the Geylang vs Tampines Rovers and Albirex Niigata vs Balestier Khalsa …

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Train delay along NSL and EWL on Monday morning

There were train disruptions occurred along the North South Line (NSL) this morning (28 May); according to information provided by commuters, it was caused by a train fault. Apparently, train delays also happened along parts of the East West Line (EWL). Today marks the first day of the trial of the new signalling system along the entire EWL. Official information about …

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MOH announces replacement of ElderShield with New CareShield Life Scheme; Higher premiums but lifetime payouts

Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced on Sunday (27 May) that it has accepted the recommendations of the ElderShield Review Committee (ESRC) on changes to the scheme to better address the long-term care needs of our ageing population. The ministry noted that the introduction of the enhanced scheme, CareShield Life, will be a major step in supporting the basic long-term care …

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MOM suspends company’s work pass privileges after 48 complaints were lodged against it

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has suspended Nihal Group's work pass privileges as there were 48 complaints lodged against the company by foreign workers, whose salaries between January and April were retained. According to the ministry, only nine of these employees have been paid following "successful mediation" under the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management launched last year to date. Seven of them have …

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