A survey into purported unfair beer pricing found that of 16 food and beverage outlets in Singapore, only three did not raise prices above the calculated excise increase stated by the Ministry of Finance.
The premiums that lower- and middle-income households will have to pay for the new Medishield Life insurance that kicks in next year, will be the same or lower than what they now pay.
The recent hospital bed crunch raises serious questions about patient safety and the adequacy of health-care infrastructure, said Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang in a hard-hitting speech during the debate on the Health Ministry's budget on Wednesday.
The use of Medisave will be significantly expanded to help people meet their outpatient treatment needs.
A former vice-president of SMRT Corporation has been appointed as the new general secretary of YMCA of Singapore, a volunteer-based Christian organisation.