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HardwareZone forum thread on the appointment of MAS’ Chief Fintech Officer as advisor to Indian state govt gets deleted

On 19 September (Thursday), TOC published an article stating that the Chief Fintech Officer of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, has been appointed as the “well-known development strategist and financial expert” for the Indian state government of Odisha. This news came to light after Times of India reported it, and added that Mr Mohanty will enjoy the …

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HDB clarifies CPF Housing Grants are disbursed into account holder’s own CPF account after flat is sold; Netizens ask HDB not to call it “grants” as it is not a free loan

On 15 September (Sunday), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) took to its Facebook to inform the public that CPF Housing Grants are actually returned to the account holder’s own CPF Ordinary Account and not to the Government, after the flat is sold. This fund can then be used by the citizen to purchase their next house, or use it …

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NGO for migrant workers shares how employers of foreign workers refuse to comply with court orders to pay up workers

Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving conditions for low-wage migrant workers in Singapore, wrote into Straits Times forum, claiming that employers of migrant workers ignore court orders sent to them to pay up salaries that they owe their workers. Ethan Guo, the General Manager of TWC said that the NGO is unaware of the consequences …

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Netizens praise and thank Chiam See Tong and his wife for their years of contribution in politics after they hinted leadership renewal in SPP

On Wednesday morning, the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) announced that it would be conducting its next Ordinary Party Conference on 16 October 2019 where it would be electing a new Central Executive Committee (CEC). Currently, the Secretary-General of the party is veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong and his wife, Lina Chiam, is the Chairman of the party. In the …

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Netizens question compulsory CareShield; One year of free scholarships to foreign students equivalent to 16 years’ ElderShield payouts

Yesterday (2 Sep), the CareShield Life Bill was passed in the PAP-dominated Parliament after its second reading, forcing Singaporeans who were born in 1980 or after to pay compulsory insurance fees starting next year. So, come next year, those aged 30 to 40 must join CareShield Life and start paying premiums. Future cohorts will join at the age of 30. …

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