The Online Citizen (TOC) refuses to apologise for misleading the public

The Online Citizen (TOC) has refused to apologise for the controversy caused by their video of the incident involving the elderly woman and the Singapore Police Force (SPF). TOC claims that they have been “appropriate and fair” when interviewing the elderly woman. The elderly woman’s son had sent a legal letter to TOC on 7 […]

There’s nothing political in the work done by PA. So stop politicising it!

people's association singapore

During this COVID-19 pandemic, the People’s Association has been all over the place. As far back as early February 2020, hundreds of People’s Association volunteers were out there at 89 community centres and 654 RC centres all over Singapore to distribute surgical masks to 1.3 million households in Singapore. At that time there was a […]

Grow your CPF with Matched Retirement Savings Scheme; 440,000 members qualify

Matched Retirement Savings

Matched Retirement Savings Scheme (MRSS) Good news! The Government has introduced the Matched Retirement Savings Scheme (MRSS) to help senior Singaporeans who have yet to meet the Basic Retirement Sum (BRS) save more for retirement. Here’s how it works. For 5 years from 2021 to 2025, the Government will match dollar-for-dollar, cash top-ups made to […]

Elderly woman says she collects cardboard to pass time and exercise

elderly woman collects cardboard to pass time and for exercise

The sight of an old and frail elderly person collecting cardboard never fails to move people. After all, we are people of compassion. So it was that when a story was posted of a tired, elderly cardboard collector almost knocked down by a Porsche SUV, it went viral. In his Facebook post on Monday (Dec. 7), […]

FairPrice on Wheels: Supermarkets made convenient for seniors

FairPrice on wheels truck

FairPrice on Wheels was first started in April 2020 during the circuit breaker. It is an initiative where vans filled with groceries were parked in five mature estates for residents’ shopping convenience. The trucks facilitated greater convenience during the pandemic by bringing groceries and necessities to the residents. This was especially helpful for the elderly, […]

Lessons on gratitude and resilience from 82-year-old cleaner uncle with walking stick

uncle ming

“Today, uncle Ming taught me about gratitude, contentment, and resilience. He wants to lead a dignified life and fend for himself, instead of relying purely on aid.  His gratitude heart rose above all adversity and nothing destroyed his optimistic view of life. Uncle Ming, thank you for being my teacher,” Ms Lee Siew Yian wrote […]

Universal minimum wage system is not suitable for Singapore

Universal minimum wage not suitable

In a forum letter published by Lianhe Zaobao, Dr Wu Zhengxiao, a Senior Lecturer in Singapore Management University (SMU) explained why universal minimum wage system is not suitable for Singapore. And here the translation of the forum letter: I recently read some articles about the minimum wage system. Many articles mentioned that the universal minimum […]

PAP MPs quiz Jamus on the universal minimum wage

Jamus lim universal minimum wage proposal

Upon being quizzed by PAP MPs, Jamus conceded that a universal minimum wage was not the ideal thing to introduce during a recession. He does not know what the appropriate minimum wage should be and he has no specific proposal for youth unemployment.