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November 08, 2022

Package to help offset GST hike to get $1.4 billion boost

Support to rise from 6.6b to 8b; details will be announced in Budget 2023

3 mins

Welfare scheme, help with education among BN's election pledges

KUALA LUMPUR - Barisan Nasional (BN) on Monday unveiled an election manifesto that centred on education and the rising cost of living, and included measures to encourage diversity and inclusiveness.

Welfare scheme, help with education among BN's election pledges

4 mins

Debate on GST hike: A difficult but necessary decision

It has been more than three years since I started writing about the goods and services tax (GST) hike, and every Parliament debate on it feels like Groundhog Day.

Debate on GST hike: A difficult but necessary decision

1 min

'Doomsday' predictions over past GST hikes did not pan out: Murali

The PAP Government’s consistent approach of meeting Singapore’s fiscal pressures through a goods and services tax GST) has broadened its tax base while keeping the city-state competitive, said Mr Murali Pillai Bukit Batok).

3 mins

WP's alternatives do not add up; GST hike needed to meet funding gap: Lawrence Wong

But govt support measures will delay effects of the increase by at least 5 years, says DPM

WP's alternatives do not add up; GST hike needed to meet funding gap: Lawrence Wong

3 mins

Pritam, Indranee spar over development costs of HDB flats, details of subsidies to buyers

Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh and Second Minister for Finance and National Development Indranee Rajah on Monday sparred over the development costs of new Housing Board flats and details of subsidies provided to buyers, with the minister saying it was not meaningful to provide such information as affordability is what matters to Singaporeans.

2 mins

Irresponsible to raise GST amid uncertain inflation outlook, higher prices: Jamus Lim

WP MP says measures introduced to ease the pain are piecemeal and inadequate

Irresponsible to raise GST amid uncertain inflation outlook, higher prices: Jamus Lim

3 mins

Singapore pavilion showcases climate goals, green innovations

SHARM-EL-SHEIK, Egypt – Singapore launched its firstpavilionat theUnited Nations COP27 climate conference on Sunday to showcase the Republic’s commitment to its climate ambitions, as well as its innovations in areas such as renewable energy and green finance. In awelcome address, Minister for

Singapore pavilion showcases climate goals, green innovations

2 mins

We're on a highway to climate hell, UN chief warns at COP27

He calls for pact to hasten shift from fossil fuels, funding to help poor nations cope

We're on a highway to climate hell, UN chief warns at COP27

3 mins

China's Covid-19 resurgence spurs new curbs; iPhone maker imposes restrictions

SHANGHAI An escalating Covid-19 resurgence has spurred health officials and companies in China, including key iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, to ramp up measures to contain outbreaks, disrupting production and throwing business events into confusion.

3 mins

N. Korea says recent missile launches were simulated attack on South, US

Military drills by Seoul, Washington were provocation, says Pyongyang SEOUL - North Korea said on Monday that its recent missile launches were simulated strikes on South Korea and the United States, as the two countries held a \"dangerous war drill\", while the South said it had recovered parts of a North Korean missile near its coast.

N. Korea says recent missile launches were simulated attack on South, US

3 mins

Ex-Philippine prisons chief, deputy charged over killing of radio journalist

MANILA Former Philippine prisons chief Gerald Bantag and his right-hand man, Bureau of Corrections BuCor) deputy security officer Ricardo Zulueta, have been identified as the alleged masterminds” behind the killing of veteran radio journalist Percival Mabasa.

Ex-Philippine prisons chief, deputy charged over killing of radio journalist

1 min

Sri Lanka's biggest challenge is foreign debt relief: Minister

BENGALURU - Sri Lanka is working overtime on its diplomatic channels to convince its biggest bilateral lenders China, Japan and India to restructure their loans to the island, which is facing its worst ever economic crisis.

Sri Lanka's biggest challenge is foreign debt relief: Minister

3 mins

Stick to Asean founding principles on Myanmar crisis: Cambodia official

There are no quick solutions, he says, urging long-term view and coherent action

Stick to Asean founding principles on Myanmar crisis: Cambodia official

3 mins

UK minister to meet Taiwan president, drawing China's ire

TAIPEI A British minister will visit Taiwan this week for trade talks and meet President Tsai Ing-wen, his office said on Monday, drawing an angry reaction from Beijing to the latest highlevel engagement between a Western government and the island.

2 mins

Calls for heads to roll amid S. Korea crowd crush fallout

Parallels drawn between Itaewon tragedy and 2014 Sewol ferry disaster

Calls for heads to roll amid S. Korea crowd crush fallout

3 mins

Russia reactivates its trolls and bots ahead of US midterms

NEW YORK The user on Gab who identifies as Nora Berka resurfaced in August after a year-long silence on the social media platform, reposting a handful of messages with sharply conservative _ political themes before writing a stream of original vitriol.

3 mins

Republican unity takes a hit as Trump stumps for himself

Ex-president’s shadow looms large over polls; Biden scoffs at protesters calling him a socialist

Republican unity takes a hit as Trump stumps for himself

2 mins

Khan to call for resumption of poll march from shooting spot

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's former premier Imran Khan will this week call on his supporters to resume a march to Islamabad and continue pushing for early elections, following an \"assassination attempt\" on him last week.

Khan to call for resumption of poll march from shooting spot

1 min

Kyiv warns of more Russian attacks on energy infrastructure

Residents urged to consider leaving capital temporarily if water, power supplies are hit

Kyiv warns of more Russian attacks on energy infrastructure

3 mins

Sydney urged to rein in its 'toll mania' as drivers pay $2.lb a year

Motorists use residential streets to avoid one of world's largest driver-pays road networks

Sydney urged to rein in its 'toll mania' as drivers pay $2.lb a year

2 mins

Couple in China get married at 94 after being apart for 70 years

SHANGHAI It is a love story spanning seven decades. Ms Xu Guizhen and Mr Cao Zhenwei were both born in 1926 and have known each other since they were 16.

Couple in China get married at 94 after being apart for 70 years

3 mins

Covid-19 lesson: Better to be prepared than act after crisis erupts

The greatest lesson of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it is more important to be ahead of the curve than working together when a crisis unfolds.

Covid-19 lesson: Better to be prepared than act after crisis erupts

2 mins

Blind widow, 84, recovers nearly $1.37m after suing her children

Two of them exploited her advanced age, says judge

3 mins

New process for death row inmates to file challenges after legal avenues run out

Prisoners will need to state the grounds of application and reasons for not filing earlier

New process for death row inmates to file challenges after legal avenues run out

3 mins

Pilot programme from 2023 to help S Pass holders settle in,says Tan See Leng

A pilot programme to familiarise S Pass holders arriving in Singapore with working here and to encourage positive interaction with locals is slated to launch in 2023.

Pilot programme from 2023 to help S Pass holders settle in,says Tan See Leng

1 min

Covid-19: Under 1% of community cases from hospitals, nursing homes

There were around 330 Covid-19 cases in hospitals here and 3,000 cases in nursing homes in the six months from April to September 2022.

Covid-19: Under 1% of community cases from hospitals, nursing homes

1 min

Global talent must respect local laws, culture, colleagues: NMP

Global talent who come and contribute to Singapore’s economy are still guests in the Republic, and they have to respect Singapore’s laws, culture and their local colleagues, said a Nominated MP on Monday.

Global talent must respect local laws, culture, colleagues: NMP

2 mins

Stiffer penalties proposed for those trespassing on state land

New laws may give SLA officers power to enter land without warrant, issue fines

Stiffer penalties proposed for those trespassing on state land

2 mins

45% of HDB flat owners who own private homes do not live in their flats: Desmond Lee

About 3 per cent of Housing Board flat owners own at least one private residential property, and 45 per cent of this group do not live in their flats as they have rented out their entire unit, said National Development Minister Desmond Lee.

45% of HDB flat owners who own private homes do not live in their flats: Desmond Lee

2 mins

Workers need help to identify skills they lack, but info is scarce: Experts

This makes it hard to determine what kind of training deserves funding and support

Workers need help to identify skills they lack, but info is scarce: Experts

3 mins

Prosecution seeks detention for PMD rider who hit woman

The prosecution short detention has asked for a order of seven days for a man who hit a 46-year-old woman in Boon Lay while speeding on his personal mobility device (PMD), causing her to fall and fracture her skull.

Prosecution seeks detention for PMD rider who hit woman

2 mins

Central banks warm up to digital currency as crypto freezes over

MAS one of those beyond exploration stage in testing digital national currencies

Central banks warm up to digital currency as crypto freezes over

4 mins

Meta plans to lay off thousands following disappointing results

NEW YORK Facebook parent Meta will become the latest tech firm to scale back its workforce, with plans to lay off thousands of employees this week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Meta plans to lay off thousands following disappointing results

2 mins

People's Park Centre to relaunch $1.8b collective sale

Sellers optimistic despite earlier tender closing without any bids

People's Park Centre to relaunch $1.8b collective sale

3 mins

Comfort DelGro secures Australia bus contracts worth $1.5 billion

Transport giant Comfort DelGro has won three bus contracts worth A$1.7 billion (S$1.5 billion) in Sydney, Australia.

Comfort DelGro secures Australia bus contracts worth $1.5 billion

1 min

China's export growth falls for first time in 2 years as demand wanes

BEIJING China’s export growth fell for the first time in more than two years in October, as demand weakened on rising risks of a global recession.

China's export growth falls for first time in 2 years as demand wanes

1 min

SIA upbeat on financial year amid strong post-pandemic recovery

With five records broken in the six months ending Sept 30, Singapore Airlines remains predictably optimistic that it will end the current financial year on a high.

SIA upbeat on financial year amid strong post-pandemic recovery

3 mins

When Europe's Franco-German engine sputters

The EU's tandem no longer sees eye to eye on almost every critical policy decision for the continent

When Europe's Franco-German engine sputters

7 mins

India's move for committees to oversee online content raises flags

Concerns over free speech and whether online platforms will be made more accountable to users

India's move for committees to oversee online content raises flags

3 mins

Tech makers raise green game to meet looming regulatory targets

Products being made with more recycled materials amid push to overhaul manufacturing

Tech makers raise green game to meet looming regulatory targets

4 mins

The metaverses dizzying start could spell its end

Cyber sickness from use of VR headsets poses a huge challenge to tech taking off

The metaverses dizzying start could spell its end

3 mins

Niche appeal stays even as new iPad Pro gets minor updates

The latest iPad Pro, now in sixthgeneration guise, has received largely minor updates.

Niche appeal stays even as new iPad Pro gets minor updates

3 mins

SECOND SALUTE MORE SUPER

Super Salute makes it back-to-back wins on Saturday but is still a work in progress

SECOND SALUTE MORE SUPER

3 mins

PERFECT VICTORY PLAN FOR 'STARGAZER'

Chasing role suits Star Victory at first-up win under the care of new handler Peters

PERFECT VICTORY PLAN FOR 'STARGAZER'

2 mins

Mitchell carries Cavaliers over spirit-less’ Lakers

LOS ANGELES – Donovan Mitchell returned from injury to score 33 points and lead Cleveland to their eighth straight National Basketball Association (NBA) victory by defeating former Cavaliers star LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers 114-110 on Sunday.

Mitchell carries Cavaliers over spirit-less’ Lakers

2 mins

Bagnaia completes title comeback

VALENCIA - Francesco Bagnaia claimed the MotoGP crown in the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday to pull off the greatest title turnaround in the championship's history.

Bagnaia completes title comeback

1 min

SABALENKA PLAYED BETTER: SWIATEK

World No. stunned by Belarusian, who will vie for WTA Finals crown with Garcia

SABALENKA PLAYED BETTER: SWIATEK

2 mins

MILAN OPEN TO S'’PORE VISIT

Serie A champions hope to grow fan base in region under marketing drive of new owner

MILAN OPEN TO S'’PORE VISIT

3 mins

'INSANE' SALAH WON'T STOP, SAYS KLOPP

Egyptian marksman just two goals behind Dalglish 172) on Reds’ all-time scorers’ list

'INSANE' SALAH WON'T STOP, SAYS KLOPP

2 mins

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