Monthly Archives: February 2019

PAP government is indeed slack and incompetent

by Kok Ming Cheang The Straits Times article, “Singapore’s Government has not gone slack” by Finance Minister and PM-designate, Heng Swee Keat is a standard rebuttal to any criticisms leveled at the PAP government, this time came from the Zaobao Editorial of 1 Feb. In the corporate sector, management gurus do not regard such person highly as he is seen …

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Train delay along NSL on Tuesday morning – EWL affected

After three weeks went by without train disruptions since 29 Jan, this morning (19 Feb) commuters along the North South Line (NSL) have to experience delays due to train fault at Sembawang Station. Apparently  this also affected the trains along East West Line (EWL) toward the West. No official information was given by SMRT on its social media platform, some …

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Brad Bowyer: Budget 2019 is a sham

by Brad Bowyer So, first impressions on the budget… Does little to nothing but reveals much. Let’s start with workfare “benefiting” 440,000. Really? What this shows is the government allows employers to pay workers below the cost of living and is then stepping in with public funds to cover the difference for a massive 20% of the workforce so who …

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Mikhy Brochez faces trespassing charges in the US, claims Singapore Government interfering in the case

Mikhy Brochez, who is accused of leaking confidential information of 14,2000 individuals living with HIV from Singapore’s HIV Registry, appeared in court in Kentucky, US to face trespassing charges. He told the judge that he believes the Singapore government may be interfering in the case. Mr Brochez arrived without an attorney at a Clark Country District Court in Winchester, Kentucky …

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ST: Singaporeans from older folk and young people give thumbs-up to budget

After the Budget 2019 announcement by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday (18 Feb), ST wrote an article today saying that Singaporeans from older folk to young people are giving the thumbs-up to the budget (‘Budget gets thumbs-up from older folk and young people‘, 19 Feb). Yesterday, Minister Heng announced the $1.1 billion “feel good” Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans. Some …

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#SGBudget2019: Reduced travellers’ import tax relief to offset GST increase, more returns for lower and middle income S’poreans

The increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 7% to 9% will be mitigated through the scaling down of tax relief received by travellers, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Mr Heng, in delivering the Singapore Budget 2019 in Parliament on Monday (18 Feb), said that given “the rise in international travel” into and through Singapore, the Government will …

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