From The Media- 19 August 2014
Published: 19 Aug 2014 1156 hrs
Reactions to National Day Rally in today's news; PM Lee's call for culture shift lauded by employers and unions; and experts predict the development plans in Jurong will give home prices there a boost. Also making headlines, an opinion piece on The Silver Support Scheme which forms the "first pillar" in old-age income support, and more news and photos on Singapore's first President. Get the details in From The Media.
National Day Rally 2014
Published: 18 Aug 2014 1158 hrs
The CPF scheme will be improved to better care for lower-income Singaporeans. It will be made more flexible, while providing a steady stream of income during the retirement years. Details were unveiled by PM Lee at the National Day Rally last night. Watch videos of what PM Lee had to say on the CPF. In the clips, he also talks about creating opportunities for success, offering assurance during retirement, and making Singapore a home for all ages.
Nine fresh faces to be Nominated Members of Parliament
Published: 11 Aug 2014 1930 hrs
Parliament will have nine new Nominated Members of Parliament. They are: Chia Yong Yong, Thomas Chua Kee Seng, Karthikeyan s/o R. Krishnamurthy, Kuik Shiao-Yin, Mohd Ismail bin Hussein, Rita Soh Siow Lan, Dr Benedict Tan Chi’-Loong, Assoc Prof Randolph Tan Gee Kwang, and Prof Tan Tai Yong. The new NMPs will serve a term of two and a half years in Parliament.
National Day Message 2014
Published: 08 Aug 2014 1901 hrs
PM Lee highlighted the value of strong social safety nets such as MediShield Life and CPF as well as the importance of education in securing a better future for Singaporeans. Beyond the upgrading of the nation's physical infrastructure, he encouraged Singaporeans to strengthen bonds and deepen shared identity as one united people for Singapore's success. Watch the YouTube video here