Daily Archives: 2019-01-20

First HDB, next CPF? Will Singapore’s twin sacred cows be slayed?

Last year was a rude awakening for Singaporeans who came to the realisation that their prized retirement nest egg – the HDB flat – would continually dwindle in value with each passing day. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong admitted as much: “As the leases run down, especially towards the tail-end, the flat prices will come down correspondingly.” Like the HDB, …

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Unnecessary for Singapore to “send warships” to “chase” Johor Chief Minister “away”: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at Oxford Union dialogue

Singapore’s act of sending “warships” to “chase away” Johor’s Chief Minister Osman Sapian was unnecessary and a “severe” overreaction, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. In a broadcast of the Oxford Union forum by Astro AWANI on Friday (18 Jan), Dr Mahathir delivered an address that touched on the 14th General Election last year and how it has transformed the …

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