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Danisha Hakeem

How disabled must a person be before being able to make a claim and why should women be asked to pay higher premiums?

Below is the Parliament speech by Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Sylvia Lim on CareShield Life Delivered in Parliament on 10 July 2018 As many Singaporean families can attest, financing of long-term care is costly. This is unlike hospitalization for emergencies or acute conditions, requiring a person to be in the hospital for a relatively short period of time. …

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Body found submerged in Singapore River

A male body was found in the Singapore River near Robertson Quay on the morning of 10 July. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it had received alerts regarding a “person who had entered the Singapore River” near 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, according to Channel NewsAsia. Subsequently, SCDF officers conducted a “surface search” in the area. Simultaneously, an underwater search …

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Dr Teo You Yenn: Pedagogical reforms, universal income needed to address socioeconomic inequality

According to Dr Teo You Yenn, author of “This Is What Inequality Looks Like” and Associate Professor and Head of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, certain changes need to be implemented on a structural level in order to tackle the issue of socioeconomic inequality in Singapore. Dr Teo believes that “many Singaporeans care about the problems of poverty and inequality, …

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Poverty and economic inequality are “ideological” problems, not merely “financial” ones, says Singaporean sociologist

In response to a question by Alex Au, a renowned Singaporean blogger, on whether the current regime is post-ideological, local sociologist and Provost Professor at the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Professor Chua Beng Huat said that the pragmatism espoused by the People’s Action Party (PAP) government is very much ideological, contrary to what is often believed …

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Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty rates and Loan to Value limits revised to prevent property bubble burst, says National Development Minister

The Singapore government has revised Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates and Loan-to-Value (LTV) limits on purchases made on residential property as a preventative measure against a catastrophic property bubble burst. In a joint media release by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of National Development and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, titled Raising Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty Rates and …

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Maintenance company owner loses lawsuit against debt collection agency; ordered to pay $7000 in costs

A 45-year-old maintenance company owner was ordered to pay $7000, excluding disbursements, at the Magistrates’ Court under the State Courts after the court dismissed the lawsuit filed for defamation in slander against JMS Rogers, a debt collection company earlier on 30 April. Lin Mingwei, the sole director and shareholder of Supersonic Maintenance Services Pte Ltd, alleged that the defendant’s employees …

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Issues regarding Work Permit holders’ salary reduction by employers will be tabled in next Parliamentary sitting, says PAP MP

In response to a letter that was allegedly addressed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to a Work Permit (WP) holder regarding the worker’s salary reduction by his employer, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (GRC), Louis Ng has announced to the public via his official Facebook page that he intends to address several points regarding the issue in …

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