WP still opposes GST increase but calls S$1.5 billion inflation support package a 'step in the right direction'

Finance minister Lawrence Wong said on Jun. 21 that the government would be moving ahead with its plan to increase GST by two per cent, staggered over 2023 and 2024.

June 23, 2022, 12:21 PM

2% GST hike will go ahead as planned for increased spending on healthcare & seniors: Lawrence Wong

The GST increase has been pushed back as late as possible, he said.

June 21, 2022, 01:40 PM

About 1.5 million S’poreans will receive up to S$300 cash in Aug. 2022: Lawrence Wong

This is on top of the regular GST Voucher that had been previously announced.

June 21, 2022, 12:29 PM

Parliament raises minimum fine for MP disqualification from S$2,000 to S$10,000

The amendment was passed unanimously in Parliament.

May 10, 2022, 07:21 PM

Shanmugam: Too harsh to permanently ban cheating trainee lawyers from the Bar

However, a message about dealing with their actions "very seriously" must also be sent, he said.

May 10, 2022, 05:00 PM

Shanmugam: No hostile information campaign directed at S'pore over Russia's invasion of Ukraine

The minister added that the government will continue with its efforts in building up a discerning and well-informed public.

May 10, 2022, 02:15 PM

Govt to publicly share findings of review on S'pore's response to Covid-19: Lawrence Wong

Work on the review has already begun, Wong said.

May 09, 2022, 07:44 PM

Ng Eng Hen: Introducing NS for women to signal gender equality an 'inadequate justification'

Ng added that such proposals are inadequate justifications to mandate that a person must suspend individual liberties as a civilian, give up two years of his or her life and go to jail if they do not do so, as NS defaulters have been sentenced.

May 09, 2022, 05:56 PM

Flexible work arrangements should be permanent feature of the workplace: Gan Siow Huang

The government and its tripartite partners will be working with employers to support training toward the implementation of such arrangements.

May 09, 2022, 05:35 PM

Comment: When exactly will PM Lee pass the baton to Lawrence Wong? We look at past examples.

Whether running an Olympic race or running a country, the timing of passing the baton is very important.

April 25, 2022, 09:59 AM