Tag Archives: Budget 2019

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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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 acknowledge the burden of caregiving …

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#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 the livelihoods of Singaporeans. Finance …

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Government earmarks S$5.1 billion for Long-Term Care Support Fund

Singapore is home to an ageing population and even now, 1 in 4 people are over 55 years old. As such, a big chunk of the budget is being earmarked to help support Singaporeans entering their silver years. This year, an extra S$3.1 billion was earmarked for premium subsidies and other forms of support for Singaporeans, bringing the total up …

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