Netizens support MP Pritam Singh for questioning the “timeliness” of the Merdeka Generation Package

In the Parliament session on Tuesday (26 February), Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh felt that although the Merdeka Generation Package’s “ground feel” is to help senior citizens with their medical bills, but it seems less generous than the Pioneer Generation Package. “There are also quarters who conclude that it is pungently timed with the election cycle, giving off the …

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New politician on the block gets swarmed by IBs on CPF post

Brad Bowyer, a member of the People’s Voice Party took his Facebook account on Tuesday (26 February) to question why Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) is giving lesser returns to retirees compared to other countries whose funds are much smaller than Singapore’s. He revealed that the size of Singapore’s CPF fund as of Q3 was S$383.9 billion, which is equivalent …

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Filipino: Singapore makes my jaw drop every time I visit the place

Filipino Ethan James Coronel recently (13 Feb) wrote on Quora praising and exalting Singapore, saying that Singapore would make his jaw drops each time he visits Singapore. Mr Coronel said that as a child, he visited Singapore thrice but “didn’t really give a damn about the place” initially. “I was then young and patriotic, believing blindly that my country was …

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MINDEF boosts cyber defence with Cyber Expert Schemes and New Training School

Two new cyber expert schemes were launched on Wednesday (20 February), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced in a press release. The ministry also opened the new Cyber Defence School (CDS), which took place on the sidelines of an Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) visit to Stagmont Camp, which was hosted by Senior Minister of State for …

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Netizens support footballer Ben Davis, although FAS is “extremely disappointed” that he defaulted his NS obligations

On Monday (18 February), the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) noted that they are “extremely disappointed” at Fulham footballer Benjamin Davis for defaulting his National Service (NS) obligations. According to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), the teen player has failed to report for his NS duties. Last July, Davis, 18, signed a two-year contract to play for the newly promoted …

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