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Singapore’s GE13 could be held in 2019, say PM Lee

The general elections may be called as soon as next year, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. While speaking at the welcome dinner dialogue of the Bloomberg New Economic Forum, PM Lee was asked if Singpore’s bicentennial celebration of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival next year might be a reason to bring forward the general election which is due to be …

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Josephine Teo: My progressive wage model is superior to minimum wage scheme

At a recent IPS conference, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo talked about the superiority of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) conceived by her government in uplifting the low wage workers in Singapore. "The recent debate on wage inequality points to a deeper sense of social fairness that wants to see everyone progress together. More than handouts, we want a 'hand-up'," she …

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SingPost launches SmartPost; unveils next-generation logistics platform LaMP in digital transformation

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) has launched its SmartPost suite of postal solutions and unveiled its latest next-generation logistics platform LaMP which is touted to bring greater convenience, flexibility and control to customers today and of the future on Monday (5 November). SingPost stated that its digitalisation of Singapore’s postal operations, has gone ‘live’ with all of SingPost’s 1,000 postmen and …

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PRPTC resident questions town council on decision to spend on non-estate expenses without asking residents, by engaging SC Davinder Singh

Mr Augustin Lee Zixu, former People's Power Party candidate for Chua Chu Kang GRC in GE2011, posed several questions regarding the source of funding in relation to the legal fees incurred by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) in the high-profile lawsuit against three Workers' Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) who are town councillors of Aljunied Hougang Town Council …

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Visually impaired resident receives $80 monthly allowance in spite of MSF’s claims to provide for the “basic needs” of people with disabilities?

Hot on the heels of the release of the Occasional Paper by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) last Thursday (1 Nov) which entails the Government's approach in providing for the "basic needs" of people with disabilities and those who are chronically ill, a photo detailing the monthly allowance received by a "blind resident" from the Singapore Association of the …

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Bank Indonesia and Monetary Authority of Singapore establish US$10 billion bilateral financial arrangement

Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have established a bilateral financial arrangement of USD 10 billion equivalent, which will enable the two central banks to access foreign currency liquidity from each other, if needed, to preserve monetary and financial stability, MAS and Bank Indonesia announced in a joint press release on Monday (5 November). According to …

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