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Public member complains $200 Medisave top-up not enough but Masagos says not to burden future generations

Government feedback and engagement agency REACH yesterday (24 Mar) said that more than 80 per cent of Singaporeans supported the Merdeka Generation Package announced in this year’s Budget. This was the results from the Budget 2019 Feedback Exercise, which saw 4,500 Singaporeans responding to REACH’s survey, it revealed. REACH said it engaged 2,601 of these respondents through face-to-face meets at …

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SGH ranked world’s top-10 but S’poreans pay highest in medical out-of-pocket expenditure

It was reported that the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has been ranked as the third-best hospital in the world by Newsweek magazine, partly for its clinical research and “outstanding nursing”, following two American hospitals, the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. SGH’s chief executive officer Prof Kenneth Kwek said, “We are humbled to be recognised for our medical and nursing care.” …

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72-year-old elderly cabby blacks out and knocks down pedestrians

The media reported today (24 Mar) that a taxi driver who lost consciousness while driving, ploughed into pedestrians at the junction of Queensway shopping centre on Friday evening (22 Mar). An elderly woman died. The taxi was driven by an elderly person, a 72-year-old driver. He and another female pedestrian were injured and taken to hospital. Preliminary investigations revealed that …

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Heng tells Singaporeans: Stay open to talent and ideas

Speaking at a book launch at the Grand Hyatt hotel yesterday (23 Mar), Minister Heng Swee Keat told Singaporeans to be open to talent and ideas (‘Singapore must stay open to talent and ideas: Heng Swee Keat‘). Mr Heng noted Singapore and many other countries have benefited from globalisation, but increasingly, people in many countries are questioning the value of …

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PM Lee says students excel in studies can find good jobs but Minister Ong says degrees don’t earn us a living

Speaking at a gala dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hwa Chong Institution yesterday (21 Mar), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said it is still important for students to master the academic curriculum and strive to excel in their studies. “Our schools, our ITEs, polytechnics and universities maintain rigorous academic standards, and give students a solid grounding in their different …

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