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Incomes at bottom continue to rise, says Chan Chun Sing

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 10:22pm
February 05, 2013 2:22 PM

Acting Mnister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing gave figures to show that incomes at the bottom continue to rise, in response to Nominated MP Tan Su Shan's question on social mobility.

Transport ministry open to review of how COEs are categorised

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 10:19pm
February 05, 2013 2:19 PM

Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo dropped a hint in Parliament on Tuesday that there might be a change in the way Certificates of Entitlement (COE) are categorised.

Aug 26 2012 start date for enhanced baby bonus to stay: Grace Fu

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 10:00pm
February 05, 2013 2:00 PM

THE new enhanced baby bonus and medisave grants for newborns will not be extended past the start date of Aug 26 last year, said Ms Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office.

Fare increases in Singapore lower compared to other cities: Lui

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 9:03pm
February 05, 2013 1:03 PM

Public transport fare increases in Singapore over the last few years have been lower than cities such as Hong Kong, London and New York, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.

New flat prices de-linked from resale prices by "varying discounts": Khaw

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 9:00pm
February 05, 2013 1:00 PM

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that the Government has de-linked the prices of new flats from the prices of resale flats by varying the discounts given to first-time buyers.

No separate COE category for first-time car buyers

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 8:45pm
February 05, 2013 12:45 PM

The Government will not create a different Certificate of Entitlement (COE) category for first-time car buyers, said Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo in Parliament Tuesday.

Personal data protection law: Government seeks feedback on its details

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 8:42pm
February 05, 2013 12:42 PM

The Government is seeking public feedback on how the new personal data protection law can be applied in specific instances.

Number of immigration offenders continues to drop: ICA

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 8:07pm
February 05, 2013 12:07 PM

Arrests of immigration offenders, on a downtrend since 2001, fell from 3,110 in 2011 to 2,580 last year.

Woman duped parent to donate $10,000 to get his child into primary school

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 7:40pm
February 05, 2013 11:40 AM

A woman was charged on Tuesday with cheating a Chinese national of $10,000.

Singapore inks MOU with international body to promote aviation training

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 7:31pm
February 05, 2013 11:31 AM

Singapore has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to promote aviation training.

Singapore inks MOU with international aviation body to promote aviation training

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 7:31pm
February 05, 2013 11:31 AM

Singapore has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to promote aviation training.

New Punggol East MP gets down to work after swearing in

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 6:42pm
February 05, 2013 10:42 AM

THE first official day as the new MP for Punggol East was a busy one for Ms Lee Li Lian. She was sworn into Parliament at 1.30pm yesterday at the start of the day's session but was later forced to leave her maiden parliamentary sitting early to attend her first Meet-the-People Session (MPS) in her ward.

New express bus from Yishun to the CBD starts Feb 18

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 6:11pm
February 05, 2013 10:11 AM

A new express bus service connecting Yishun and the Central Business District (CBD) will be launched on Feb 18 as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Nominations for President's Award for the Environment open

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 3:47am
February 04, 2013 7:47 PM

Nominations for the President's Award for the Environment 2013 are now open.

WP opposes Population White Paper, says its chairman Sylvia Lim

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 2:50am
February 04, 2013 6:50 PM

THE Workers' Party opposes the Government's Population White Paper , said party chairman Sylvia Lim in Parliament today.

Syariah legal clinics now available at SCWO

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 2:50am
February 04, 2013 6:50 PM

LEGAL clinics that provide advice on matters pertaining to Syariah Law are now offered at the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO).

Singapore 6th most expensive city to live in. Economist Intelligence Unit survey shows

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 2:07am
February 04, 2013 6:07 PM

SINGAPORE is now the sixth most expensive city to live in, a survey by the business intelligence arm of the Economist magazine shows.

Population White Paper debate kicks off with MP Seah Kian Peng urging review of biases

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 1:41am
February 04, 2013 5:41 PM

Marine Parade GRC MP Seah Kian Peng on Monday called for a rethink of some assumptions behind the White Paper on Population, urging policymakers to be prepared to review it if necessary.

New Chief of Defence Force and Chief of Air Force

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 1:32am
February 04, 2013 5:32 PM

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will get a new chief when Lieutenant-General Neo Kian Hong relinquishes his appointment in March.

DPM Teo: Sustainable population the most important part of Population White Paper

Tue, 5.Feb.2013 - 1:13am
February 04, 2013 5:13 PM

An ageing and shrinking population could mean higher taxes on those working to fund subsidised healthcare for a large number of seniors, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Monday.