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S’pore to ‘start moving’ on planned GST hike amid economic recovery, add’l revenues needed: PM Lee

Singapore – In his New Year’s message on Friday (Dec 31), Prime Minister Lee Hsiang Loong said that the government will have to start moving on the planned Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike given the need for a “vibrant economy to generate resources.”

The government must have reliable and adequate revenues to carry out its social programmes, said Mr Lee, noting the need to raise additional revenues to fund the expansion of the healthcare systems and support schemes for older Singaporeans.

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More trouble for Wang Leehom? Seller caught lying on livestream about an item of Wang’s clothing brand

It seems that when it rains for Wang Leehom, it simply pours.

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For much of this month, the Mandopop superstar has been entangled in a messy divorce scandal that focused unwanted attention on him and his ex-wife Lee Jinglei, as revelations of his indiscretions and infidelities surfaced.

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Delivery rider jumps in to assist Grab cyclist who got into accident with taxi

Singapore – A touching incident of cyclists stopping to assist a fellow rider who got into an accident with a taxi is circulating online.

A photo of two GrabFood riders by the side of the road was posted on Facebook community page SG PCN Cyclist on Dec 31, 2021.

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MOH addresses ‘serious allegation’ by doctor who claims teen died from COVID-19 vaccine

Singapore — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has released a public statement denouncing a “serious allegation” made by a doctor that a teenager had passed away after receiving his Covid-19 vaccine.

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“MOH is aware of a redacted police report circulating online and claiming that a teenager had passed away in October 2021 after receiving his Covid-19 vaccine,” wrote MOH on Facebook on Thursday (Dec 30).

The police report was filed on Dec 27 by Dr Paul Yang, who has been an advocate against vaccinations and alleged that the 16-year-old died due to the vaccine, MOH noted.

“It is a serious allegation. The teenager received his vaccination 75 days before his unfortunate passing,” MOH explained.

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Netizens: Ridiculous to pay maids S$600 a month amid increasing costs

Singapore — Responding to a study indicating that about 48 per cent of Singaporeans think foreign domestic workers should be paid less than S$600 a month, members of the public highlighted the amount was “ridiculous”.

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Global public opinion and data company YouGov surveyed 1,060 Singaporeans in 2019, releasing its findings highlighting that nearly half of the respondents deem the stipulated monthly salary to be adequate.

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