Correspondent

Singapore’s richest man in 2019 is ex-mainland Chinese Zhang Yong – hotpot king

According to the latest Forbes Singapore Rich List (2019), Singapore’s richest person is a former mainland Chinese Zhang Yong with a net worth of US$13.8 billion. Zhang is the founder of Haidilao International, running a chain of hotpot restaurants. He was featured previously among China’s richest and is now a naturalized Singapore citizen. Zhang replaces real estate siblings Robert and …

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NZ PM blocks own pay rise while PM Lee’s wife shares article explaining why her husband’s salary “so high”

Last year, news emerged that New Zealand (NZ) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern blocked her own pay raise, as recommended by the Remuneration Authority, an independent body in NZ set up to determine the wages of the country’s politicians (‘Jacinda Ardern turns down $12,000 pay rise as NZ government freezes MP pay‘). PM Ardern decided that NZ politicians are already paid …

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Lower income group “very relieved” by PM Lee’s announcement

The Ministry of Education (MOE) released information on the latest enhancement to government education bursaries for the needy diploma and undergraduate students yesterday (23 Aug). This followed what Prime Minister Lee  Hsien Loong said in the recent National Day Rally to increase the amount of bursaries to be disbursed to needy Singaporean students next year. Come next year, polytechnic students …

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Kong Hee not in CHC Management Board while wife Sun Ho inside

The City Harvest Church (CHC) issued a public notice yesterday (22 Aug) after their pastor Kong Hee was released from prison the same day. In its statement, CHC said that while serving time, Kong spent most of his time “seeking and studying the things of God”. “Pastor thanks you all for your unceasing prayers these last few years, for him …

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