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Heng Swee Keat: Crucial for GST hike to pay for more expenses by Govt

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Thursday (28 February) that the Government has yet to decide the exact timing of when the planned Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be increased from 7 per cent to 9 per cent. However, he ensured that the Government will exercise care in doing so. “We will continue to monitor the prevailing economic …

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Govt “aware” of relationship between new Auditor-General and her Senior Minister of State spouse, but maintains that “no conflict of interest” exists: Chan Chun Sing

While the Government is aware of the relationship between Singapore’s new Auditor-General and her spouse, who is a Senior Minister of State, there is no conflict of interest at hand, as she is not a political office holder, said Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing. Mr Chan was responding, on behalf of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to …

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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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