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Netizens disagree with budget 2019, citing it does not address key issues

After Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the Budget 2019 in Parliament on Monday (18 February) at 3.30pm, netizens reacted negatively and stated that the budget didn’t address key issues. When Mr Heng began tabling the 2019 Budget, Channel NewsAsia broadcasted the announcement live on their Facebook page. The Facebook Live video garnered over 600 comments where netizens mostly shared …

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Public deeply unhappy with 2019 Budget, based on Yahoo Singapore Poll

On 18 February (Monday), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the 2019 Budget in Parliament at 3.30pm. In his announcement, there are a few new initiatives that were introduced such as the Merdeka Generation Package to help older Singaporeans with their healthcare costs, a Home Team Science and Tech Agency, as well as a new sixth pillar of Total Defence …

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Netizens divided over Minister K Shanmugam’s stand that using cannabis for medical purposes is like “dealing in destruction and death”

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told Channel NewsAsia that the trend towards accepting cannabis for medical use is driven by the “power of money and propaganda”, as he charged pharmaceutical companies with hiding their intentions behind a smokescreen. Last December, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes, although …

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SingPost announces immediate measures to improve service quality; Consumers not buying the promise

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) has announced that it is holding a fundamental review of SingPost’s mail operations is underway to raise reliability and service standards, and to meet the demands of the evolving postal landscape over the years. In a press release on Thursday (7 February), it stated that it accepts the financial penalty imposed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority …

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