Tag Archives: Poor

GOVERNMENT CAN’T JUST SAY IT HELPS THE POOR, MUST SHOW DETAILS OF FINANCIAL AID TOO

The Government should give details of how much aid was given to dispel distrust in our welfare system. Why is it that half of those who applied for ComCare did not qualify for it? If the Government claims it is indeed helping the poor, then it should jolly well be transparent and disclose details of how much financial assistance they are giving. Without more transparency, people will have the impression that they are falling through the cracks or that the Government may not be doing enough.

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MORE DOCTORS FOUND TO ACT UNETHICALLY

According to the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), complaints against doctors increased by nearly 30% , while the legal expenses chalked up by the council for disciplinary proceedings also shot up last year compared to the previous year. What is happening to doctors nowadays? Where did all the good doctors run to? So many doctors now disciplined for breaches of ethical codes and guidelines, means that more doctors are now caught for being unethical. And service quality dropping? Why like that?

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PAY FOR ONE MEAL FOR AN ELDERLY CARDBOARD COLLECTOR

Happy People Helping People Foundation is organizing a pay-it-forward meal donation for elderly cardboard collectors (not cardboard exercise) living in Toa Payoh, Cuff Road and Kreta Ayer. The elderly in these estates often spend long hours collecting cardboard only to earn $2-3 every day, which will typically buy them very little food.

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NO WAGE INCREASE FOR 80% OF LOW WAGE S’POREANS SINCE 2012

It states that “On Wednesday, the National Wages Council (NWC) urged employers to raise the pay of workers earning up to $1,200 per month by between $45 and $60 this year. This is the sixth year in a row it has recommended minimum pay hikes for low-wage workers. The amount was set at $50 in 2012 and raised to $60 in 2013, where it stayed for three years. Last year, the recommended hike was a range – from $50 to $65.

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