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Members of Parliament (MPs) took to social media to air their views on PM Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally address.
PM Lee announced significant changes to the CPF at his annual National Day Rally.
SINGAPORE - There were three main complaints over the Central Provident Fund (CPF) leading up to the National Day Rally on Sunday evening.
SINGAPORE - At his National Day Rally on Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong talked about the need for a "culture shift" to persuade young people to consider alternative routes to career success.
1) What will the Minimum Sum be for those turning 55 be next year?
PM Lee Hsien Loong didn't wear red or pink. He wore blue, or rather, teal.
Mr Rahmat Yusak, who died two weeks ago aged 95, helped in his own way to drive Singapore forward.
SINGAPORE - A new Municipal Services Office will be set up to serve residents in a more seamless way.
SINGAPORE - A new Jurong Lake Gardens will be created in western Singapore by combining the existing Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden and Jurong Lake Park, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
SINGAPORE - Central Provident Fund (CPF) members will soon have the option of making lump sum withdrawals from their CPF accounts after they retire, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday.
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech said more must be done to help about 10 to 20 per cent of elderly Singaporeans who do not have enough savings in their Central Provident Fund (CPF) accounts and lack other means of financial support.
SINGAPORE - Those who turn 55 from July 1 next year must set aside $161,000 in their Central Provident Fund accounts, up from the $155,000 Minimum Sum for this year's cohort. But after that, there will be no more major increases in the Minimum Sum, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday night.
SINGAPORE - The Lease Buyback Scheme is being extended to four-room Housing Board flats, allowing owners of such flats to sell part of their lease back to the Government to supplement their retirement income, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Sunday night.
SINGAPORE - ITE and polytechnic graduates will get a big boost to help them match their skills to the right jobs and move up, with the setting up of a tripartite committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam for this purpose.
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was so impressed by how some employees at Keppel have progressed in their careers despite not having much academic qualifications that he turned interviewer to find out their stories, he said at his National Day Rally speech on Sunday.
SINGAPORE - Xinyao, the music movement popular in Singapore in the 1980s, provided an unexpected moment at the National Day Rally on Sunday.
SINGAPORE - The republic has developed its own "Nanyang" style of Chinese culture and a new centre will promote it, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his speech in Mandarin on Sunday.
SINGAPORE - A new mosque, a professorship and the renaming of a research centre: these are how the country's first president Yusof Ishak will be honoured for the contributions and sacrifices he made in steering Singapore through its tumultuous years as a fledgling nation.
From foreign affairs to family planning, The Straits Times looks at how the focus of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rallies has changed over the last decade.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers his 11th National Day Rally address tonight.
After last year's National Day Rally in which Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mapped out plans for a new way forward for the country, he is expected tomorrow to continue with these social shifts.
August 20, 2004: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, dressed in a maroon shirt and wearing wire-framed glasses, takes to the rostrum in the hallowed halls of a venerable Singapore academic institution.
Middle-aged and middle-income Singaporeans need not feel burdened when it comes to taking care of seniors, and will themselves have room to seize opportunities and succeed, Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said yesterday.
Even as heightened global risk aversion is seen weighing on market sentiment in the week ahead, some traders expect the benchmark Straits Times Index to take a positive lead from Wall Street, which defied rising tensions in Ukraine and Iraq to stage a strong rally last Friday.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day message promised young people chances to achieve their potential and assured older Singaporeans they would be taken care of in retirement.
Giving Singaporeans assurance that they have enough to retire on will be one of the main themes of the National Day Rally speech later this month, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.
What is it about the Central Provident Fund (CPF) that has attracted so much public discussion lately?
Practice makes perfect for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who had his first go at delivering his speech for this year's National Day Rally at a practice session yesterday.
SINGAPORE - In a first, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has reached out to his social media followers, and invited them to let him know if they are keen on attending this year's National Day Rally, which will take place on Sunday Aug 17.
As the Government explores ways to improve the Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme, private pension plans for those who can shoulder higher risks and want higher returns remain an option for the future, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said yesterday.
Barely a year out of university, with next to no Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings to my name and a hefty education loan on my back, thoughts of retirement have been the furthest thing from my mind. Until recently.
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam defended the Central Provident Fund (CPF) yesterday, saying it is recognised internationally as a robust and sustainable system.