Netizens dissatisfied with Finance Minister’s responses at Singapore Budget Forum 2019

After Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat tabled the country’s 2019 Budget on Monday (18 February), a post-Budget television forum followed on Tuesday (19 February) where the general public got the opportunity to question the minister on the Budget. In the hour-long forum, Mr Heng took questions from regular citizens on a variety of topics like … Read more

It’s impossible for a single budget to address every single issue, says Heng Swee Keat in Budget 2019 forum

Following his 2019 Budget Presentation in Parliament on Monday (18 Feb), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat participated in a forum on national TV to discuss the contents of the budget and address concerns from members of the public. Merdeka Generation Package and the focus on elderly Singaporeans To start off with, Mr Heng was asked … Read more

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 … Read more

Heng: Perception of rising cost of living due to changing aspirations and consumption patterns

According to an ST report today (‘Budget addresses cost of living concerns, says Heng Swee Keat‘, 20 Feb), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat implied in a media dialogue yesterday (19 Feb) that the government budget does address Singaporeans’ concerns of the rising cost of living in Singapore. He said that it is important for the … Read more

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 … Read more

Singapore’s 2019 budget lacks urgency and vision to tackle Singapore’s ageing needs, says AWARE

The country’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group, AWARE, said in a statement that they were ‘surprised and disappointed’ that the government did not embrace the opportunity to formulate and present a more expansive and bold strategy to address the urgent problems of ageing and caregiving. While Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat did … Read more

#SGBudget2019: Gov expenditure to increase in key areas such as defence & security, technology & enterprise, and social spending

In a bid to manage the ever-growing threats of cybersecurity breaches and terrorism in the Southeast Asian region, as well as to mitigate the negative effects of a globalised economy and workforce, the Singapore Government will increase its expenditure in key areas such as defence and security, technology and enterprise, and social spending to uplift … Read more