Tag Archives: Straits Times 5 Jun 2014

CPF CONCERNS WERE RAISED IN A FORUM ORGANISED BY NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY

Summing up the discussion, moderator and NSP member Ravi Philemon said "more flexibility should be given" to Singaporeans in deciding how to use their retirement funds in their later years. He also highlighted how several participants had questioned the need for increases in the Minimum Sum despite there not being a poverty baseline or a minimum wage in Singapore. "With no baseline or a minimum wage, there's not much clarity on how much an older citizen will need for his retirement needs," he said.

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“WORRYING” RISE IN HIV CASES AMONG GAY MEN

The Ministry of Health revealed the figures yesterday, which also showed that the number of homosexual and bisexual cases has risen from 166 in 2009 to 247 last year. In contrast, the number of heterosexual men infected fell from 241 to 157 in the same period. Around a decade ago, men who contracted HIV through gay sex accounted for less than 30 per cent of male infections but they now make up more than 60 per cent - making them the main mode of transmission.

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