Tag: Poverty

All the talk about social spending and subsidies but no word on poverty

By Augustine Low PM Lee Hsien Loong recently expressed concern about rising income inequality and in his Chinese New Year message he stressed the need...

Cool idea for a growing hot issue

In the city of Hail, Saudi Arabia, a man has put a refrigerator on the streets and called on his neighbours to donate their...

Maids have dreams, don’t destroy them

Rebecca Bustamante was 19 when she came to Singapore. Her story started like those of the domestic helpers featured in The Sunday Times last...

Homelessness: 404 families and 565 individuals supported in the last three years

Singapore's ministry of social and family development (MSF) acknowledged providing shelter to the needy in the recent sitting of the country's Parliament Minister for Social...

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...

Stuck in Little India

He stretches out his hand and drops the little black button, no larger than a shirt button, into the plastic bowl. The shop owner...

Money-lending: a blight in the heartlands

The problem with moneylending in the heartlands is that the lenders are there in such large numbers. Will “regulating” these monleylenders cut down the numbers?...

Poverty: A varsity forum raises pertinent questions

Without an official poverty line, it's difficult to say whether it exists or not, but forums and studies keep throwing thought-provoking analysis IN September, the...

Poverty and ideology

Minister Chan Chun Sing's stand against having an official poverty line in Singapore will come up for further scrutiny when a report is released...
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