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Daily Archives: 2018-11-02

Ministry of Health to simplify claim process for CareShield Life after Ms Sylvia Lim raised case of former resident who was denied payout

Following investigations into the case of a severely disabled elderly man called Mr K that was raised by Workers' Party Member of Parliament Sylvia Lim in Parliament during a debate on CareShield Life in July, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that family members and caregivers of severely disabled Singaporeans will go through a "simpler claims process which will …

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Singapore’s rail system is improving in reliability, says Transport Minister

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that Singapore’s rail network has achieved a new level of reliability. Speaking at the Joint Forum on Infrastructure Maintenance on 2nd November, Mr Khaw said that the system recorded an overall 660,000 train-km between delays between January and September of this year, surpassing last year’s distance of 180,000 train-km. This, Mr Khaw said, was …

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Lawyer reveals “News Consumption Survey” commissioned by MCI containing potentially politically-linked questions

A recent "News Consumption Survey" commissioned by the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI) was found to contain questions with possible political nuances such as "Is Singapore headed in the right direction?" and "Is the Prime Minister doing a good job?". Ervin Tan, who formerly represented Amos Yee as the latter's defence lawyer, revealed in his Facebook post on Thursday (1 Nov) …

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The problem with Singapore’s inequality denialism

by Lau It is not something that we should be bragging about – having worse income inequality than almost all OECD countries, other than the US and Mexico. In the first place, the below table on the left on income inequality before taxes and transfers is irrelevant.  (They might as well put a ranking of UFO sightings by country instead).  …

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Anonymous writer urges President Halimah to reconsider granting clemencies

An open letter written anonymously was posted by Facebook user Brittanie Bartlett on behalf of her ‘really good friend’. The letter is an appeal to President Halimah Yacob to grant clemency to those facing the death penalty, specifically drug traffickers. The letter opens with the writer drawing a comparison between President Halimah and former President Wee Kim Wee, calling them …

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Five things everyone should consider when planning a wedding

by BankBazaar.sg Congratulations on putting a ring on your relationship! After the proposal, you and your partner may be having romantic dreams about the glitz and glam of a wedding party to celebrate and commemorate your love made legal at the Registry of Marriages. But is the ideal wedding really financially feasible? So before you and your partner shock yourselves …

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BTO launch series: Five interesting facts about November 2018 launch

by BankBazaar.sg Every quarter, couples will face the headache of deciding which BTO plot to apply for with the hope of landing their dream home. But understanding what are the consequences that come with your choice of BTO plot can be difficult. This is especially when HDB only provides a map screenshot with barely 3 lines of details. Thus, to …

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