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Kiara Xavier

Remuneration packages given to top managements at GIC and Temasek not interfered by the Government – Lawrence Wong

On Wednesday (8 May), Second Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said in Parliament that the Government keeps an “arms-length relationship” with GIC and Temasek Holdings, and does not get involved in their operational decisions, such as remunerations. Mr Wong, who is also Minister for National Development and sits on the GIC’s board of directors, was responding to Workers’ Party Member of …

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Netizens displeased after hearing POFMA will be applied on closed platforms like chat groups and social media groups

Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong said in Parliament on Tuesday (7 May) that the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) will cover closed communications platforms such as private chat groups and social media groups, as well as those with end-to-end encryption that only permits messages to be exchanged between senders and receivers. While speaking …

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The Merdeka Generation Fund worth S$6.1 billion passed in Parliament

On Monday (6 May), a Bill had been passed in Parliament to establish the S$6.1 billion Merdeka Generation Fund (MGF). The fund is to help nearly 500,000 Singaporeans with their healthcare costs. The new law consists amendments to the Pioneer Generation Fund Act, where it has now set the MGF as separate from the existing Pioneer Generation Fund. The Second …

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