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Retirement age could be lifted but time needed: PM

Published on Sep 5, 2014 9:20 AM
Office workers in the central business district (CBD). -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Raising the retirement as well as the re-employment age is on the cards, "but that may take a few years yet", said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Over a dozen people, several of whom were near retirement, were keen for the Government to lift the age as soon as possible so that they could continue working.

But he told them that companies need time to get used to the re-employment arrangements, which came into effect in 2012. He was speaking at a live

MediaCorp forum called "Ask the Prime Minister" last night.

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