Tag: CPF

Roy Ngerng sacked. Tan Tock Seng explains. I understand, he says

Political blogger Roy Ngerng’s employment contract was terminated today by Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The 33-year-old patient coordinator told The Independent Singapore that he received a warning letter from his company three weeks ago. “They said I should not do my personal stuff at work and...

Medishield Life: What is clear and not so clear

The MediShield Life scheme, the details of which were announced on Thursday, is to give Singaporeans peace of mind, a phrase that is being used often by the government. How far will it go in assuring Singaporeans, especially older Singaporeans, that it is better to...

Vandalism and political defiance

By Trinity Chua and Tan Yong Heng Defiance and dissent is taking on a slightly violent streak. Vandals have struck by scrawling anti-PAP words on top of a Toa Payoh block of flats, painting on the war monument and attacking posters at bus stops. We spoke...

Five donors step up to say why they donated to Roy Ngerng

Blogger Roy Ngerng’s crowdfunding efforts to help pay for his legal battle with the PM got many ordinary Singaporeans contributing to the cause. And the amount collected came to more than $81,000 in four days- $10,000 more than what he had asked for. The highest amount...

CPF: Old policy, new fire

By Augustine Low The government may have unwittingly opened a Pandora’s box. The talk of the town is about the CPF, thanks to the case of the PM vs. Roy, that could be a lingering, protracted affair. Singaporeans by and large have no doubt that CPF...

PM vs Roy: Why it’s unnecessary

By Augustine Low President Barack Obama recently joked that when he leaves office after his eight-year term, Fox News would miss him sorely. Obama has been the butt of constant attacks and accusations by the cable and satellite news television channel, many of them unfounded and...

PM vs Roy: Why it is necessary

By Tan Bah Bah Some netizens may disagree with me, and I hope not to be proven wrong. Roy Ngerng has so far gotten off lightly, in monetary terms (aggravated damages) though not necessarily in public standing. At issue was an allegation that CPF funds...

Will Raising CPF Contribution Rates For the Elderly Really Make It Easier For Them to “Retire?”

The superficial answer to that question would be “yes.” But the truthful answer is well… you don't need to me say it right? Recently, the Labor Movement, otherwise known as the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), brought up the issue of raising the Central...

Calvin Cheng attacks MARUAH on CPF ideas

Here's a letter from former NMP Calvin Cheng to The Independent Singapore on MARUAH's ideas on CPF Dear Sir I refer to your article regarding MARUAH's statement on CPF. MARUAH's statement is based on some basic conceptual errors. Firstly, CPF is not a form of social security contribution....

MARUAH calls for bigger CPF payout

Human rights group, MARUAH, has called the government to increase CPF interest rates and its minimum retirement payout in the upcoming 2014 Budget Statement. The group wants the government launch a study to find out the minimum income required by Singaporeans for retirement and subsequently...

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