4G Leadership: why you can be excited about Lawrence Wong

4G Leadership Lawrence Wong

“I’ve devoted my life to public service, first as a civil servant and later in politics. I will continue to do my utmost to serve our people.” Lawrence Wong The 4G Leadership has decided who will lead them. The choice fell on Finance Minister Lawrence Wong Lawrence who is also co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce handling the […]

Are there compelling reasons to raise GST?

Are there compelling reasons to raise GST?

Our population is ageing rapidly. By 2030, approximately 900,000 citizens or one in four citizens will be aged 65 and older. For sure, healthcare expenditure will go up. Since the last time the GST was raised in 2007, public expenditure has gone up significantly. Between 2007 and 2019, government spending more than doubled from S$33 […]

High costs of living the main deterrence to having children

singapore family high costs of living

Singapore has progressed and become more expensive over the years. Hence, it’s not surprising that costs of living is the main reason why Singapore’s youths are hesitant to have children. Recently, TODAY Online ran a survey among Singapore’s youths aged 18 and 34. The survey of 1066 respondents found that 56% of unmarried respondents did […]

Jamus Lim proposes having a wealth tax in Singapore

Jamus Lim wealth tax

In Parliament on 1 Nov, Workers’ Party MP Jamus Lim proposed imposing a wealth tax ranging 0.5 to 2 per cent in Singapore. He said this could help diversify Singapore’s revenue sources and reduce income and wealth inequality. Jamus also argued that the GST affects lower-middle and middle-income families disproportionately. He proposed a tax of […]

Netizens react to Raeesah Khan’s lie in Parliament

Raeesah Khan

Something unfortunate happened in Parliament yesterday. Yes, we’re talking about Raeesah Khan’s admission to lying about the allegations she made against the police on 3 Aug. A quick recap: In parliament on 3 Aug, Sengkang MP Raeesah Khan shared an anecdote, in which she detailed that -she had accompanied a 25-year-old woman to make a […]

Netizens react to Singapore’s vaccination measures in the workplace

Singapore’s vaccination drive has been really successful thus far, about 96% of our workforce is vaccinated. Over the weekend, it was announced that vaccinated employees will be allowed to return to their workplaces from 2022. Unvaccinated employees will not be allowed to return to their workplaces unless they take regular PET tests and test negative […]

Muslim women will comply with requirements in specific clinical settings including keeping forearms free from clothing to reduce infection

Muslim women will comply with requirements in specific clinical settings including keeping forearms free from clothing to reduce infection

Ahead of changes that will allow Muslim nurses in the public healthcare sector to wear the headscarf at work from November, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) has issued guidelines to Muslim women on the wearing of the tudung in specific clinical settings. This includes complying with clinical and safety requirements at the workplace, such […]