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Water price hike: PAP giving you one drumstick but collecting two chickens

Water price hike: PAP giving you one drumstick but collecting two chickens

Before the Budget, the mainstream media had already highlighted that the prices of water may go up “to ensure sustainable supply”. What makes it so shocking after the announcement is the quantum of the price hike: households will pay 30% more for their water. Given that the average HDB household consumes 18 cubic... 

More than 1.85 million CPF members have less than $20,000 in CPF Ordinary Account?

More than 1.85 million CPF members have less than $20,000 in CPF Ordinary Account?

In 2015, there were 3.69 million CPF members. According to MOF, more than 1.85 million CPF members do not even have $20,000 in their CPF Ordinary Account. MOF: “More than half of all CPF members earn 3.5% per year on all their Ordinary Account (OA) balances” (see image below). Source: MOF In order to earn the stated interest... 

Beware of dissonant voices

Beware of dissonant voices

I was quite surprised to read what the Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said at the opening of the exhibition at the Old Ford Factory (the newpaper,16 Feb 17). He considers “dissonant voices” a threat. Just look at this: “… how the way of life here is being challenged by a host of threats –... 

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