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WP’s Pritam Singh on GST hike: Make clear revenue and spending projections

Singapore -- In response to a comment by the People's Action Party's Chan Chun Sing during an online Mandarin dialogue session broadcast on Zaobao.sg on Thursday (July 2), Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh has urged the Government to make clear its revenue and expenditure projections...

SDP calls on Government to raise wages, reduce rental, and suspend GST

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement calling on the Government to implement specific measures in response to the effects of Covid-19 on the nation. https://www.facebook.com/yoursdp/posts/10158758890733455 The SDP on Tuesday (March 21) published a statement on its website stipulating specific measures it is urging...

Chee Soon Juan: PAP tells us that its ministers – the highest paid politicians in the world – are still underpaid

Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) pointed out on social media the disparity between the way he thought the ruling party conducted its own affairs and the advice it gave Singaporeans. In a Facebook post yesterday (Mar 8), Dr Chee...

Lower inequality before raising GST

The planned increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from seven to nine percent will not take place in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 infection, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on February 18. But on February 28, he said GST...

Pritam Singh calls on Government to be transparent with its revenue and expenditure projections

Pritam Singh of the Workers' Party said on Friday (Feb 28) that the WP cannot support the GST hike until revenue and expenditure projections are made transparent. According to a recent report by Mothership, on the third day of the Budget debate, Mr Singh restated...

Heng Swee Keat says GST hike cannot be scrapped, says their “approach is to tax lightly”

During the Budget round-up speech on Friday (Feb 28), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat explained why the planned goods and services (GST) tax hike cannot be completely done away with. Adding that the government took on an approach to “tax lightly, so that people...

SDP taking the lead, PAP playing catch-up: Chee Soon Juan

https://www.facebook.com/cheesoonjuan/videos/210273086824828/?__xts__=68.ARA-6IGJhz0u1HaqPjc4W5U-VjMVG7sVDspSHY5sh0PwaFV4dVtItkEaF7R7vcHwKNv3flF9gwMCtk1a5oUWi-wNLOu8OUJk2X3TdPgd83JibrmEfJFF5EPh6YjipC4BzduWr8DzWaFivipO2qI5E7ZQ81sC36NJ5AyWq1lulmG2CJ7fLj9gF_5gGUBvMxpSmu4rTLQt1xa8h2m0q-F82Qfd-TEjeBQSYytF2SFNUp3Fl2ELJJJPF28SjFZZ2mE9sqI8YrCE-ZRYZ6F08Ddoza_JR3wEsSpWmAPQ-J6ioQsV1gwXh4_7xO-56xszCks_X3_wyAx5nCvgO_gMz0TbCv6UVE16DQ&__tn__=-R Singapore -- The People's Action Party is merely following the lead of the Singapore Democratic Party in recent decisions on policies for the country. This is the claim by SDP leader Chee Soon Juan in a video released on Friday (Feb 21). The video was...

Budget 2020: GST Voucher DOUBLED

Due to the economic slowdown as a result of the Coronavirus, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced during the budget reading (Feb 18) that the amount of U-Save rebates will be doubled through a one-off GST Voucher. Along with that, there will be a U-Save...

Budget 2020: GST goodies abound

After announcing that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not be increased in the year 2021, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that the GST increase cannot be put off indefinitely. In order to help Singaporeans cope with the ultimate increase, he announced a...

Netizens rally behind SDP’s call for PAP not to increase GST

Netizens have rallied behind the Singapore Democratic Party's recent call for the Government not to raise the Goods and Services Tax (GST). On Wednesday (Feb 12), the Singapore Democratic Party published a statement on why it remains adamant in its stand against the GST hike....