Monthly Archives: July 2014


CPF needs a MediShield Life-style overhaul

CHUA MUI HOONG, OPINION EDITOR CPF needs a MediShield Life-style overhaul PUBLISHED ON JUL 9, 2014 12:14 PM  1 0 0 0PRINTEMAIL In the end, the debate on the Central Provident Fund was much more interesting than that on MediShield Life. — PHOTO: ST FILE BY CHUA MUI HOONG, OPINION EDITOR In the end, the debate on the […]


CPF: A Legal Conjecture 1

CPF: A Legal Conjecture   July 16th, 2014 |  Author: Contributions CPF: A Legal Conjecture The writer felt compelled to pen this article as a follow up to “Ministry of Finance contradicts Minister of Finance” (http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/07/14/ministry-of-finance-contradicts-minister-of-finance/) in light of some important legal perspective that emerged. These views provide new angles to the issue and should be credited especially […]


Ministry of Finance contradicts Minister of Finance?

Ministry of Finance contradicts Minister of Finance?   July 14th, 2014 |  Author: Contributions Ministry of Finance contradicts Minister of Finance? The obfuscation just keeps pouring in.  In a ST report on July 9th 2014, the Ministry of Finance revealed the $5b in capital injection into Temasek came from proceeds from the Singapore Government Securities (SGS), as well […]


Trouble with CPF investments in Special Govt Securities

Trouble with CPF investments in Special Govt Securities   June 18th, 2014 |  Author: Contributions The Trouble with CPF’s Investments in SSGS. This article is to highlight the common law application to the CPF Board’s investment of member’s accounts in Special Singapore Government Securities (SSGS) which stands in the way of transparency. GIC Monies is CPF Monies? The […]


CPF and the PAP – reviewing a legacy system

July 18 08:002014  http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2014/07/cpf-and-the-pap-reviewing-a-legacy-system/ By Eric Tan When the People’s Action Party inherited the Central Provident Fund system from the British, they did not change a basic flaw in the system, which was to allow members to withdraw all the funds when they reached the then retirement age of 55. Later in the 1980s when […]


Oral Answer by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower, to Parliamentary Questions on CPF Issues

Oral Answer by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower, to Parliamentary Questions on CPF Issues Notice Paper No. 163 Of 2014 Question No. 26 For Oral Answer MP: Mr Gan Thiam Poh To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what is the current percentage of CPF members who use their properties to support half of the CPF Minimum […]


How to avoid the CPF minimum sum

How to avoid the CPF minimum sum Posted by Tay Leong Tan  on July 8, 2014 at 4:52 pmNote: The views expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not represent any organisation, the editorial team and/or the editor.    The topic on the CPF debate is now in full swing in Parliament. So whilst it’s […]


The CPF Conundrum 36

The CPF Conundrum I think the most repellant thing about Singapore right now is the way retirees are treated here. The message is clear: we are all worker ants feeding the queen, and we work for her until we are no longer able to, until we die from exhaustion. There is absolutely no way we […]


The MediShield Life Conundrum

The MediShield Life Conundrum   http://undertheangsanatree.blogspot.sg/2014/07/the-medishield-life-conundrum.html The Report at a Glance – The Committee’s Recommendations Better Protection – MediShield Life will provide better protection against large hospital bills and expensive chronic treatments For All, For Life – All Singaporeans will benefit from MediShield Life protection regardless of health status, throughout our lives Affordable Premiums – […]


MediShield Life: Premiums increase yearly to as much as 189% by 2019?

MediShield Life: Premiums increase yearly to as much as 189% by 2019?   http://leongszehian.com/?p=9262   Posted on June 27th, 2014 under Articles, Healthcare3 Sponsor’s link ( Want this spot?) We refer to the article “MediShield Life review: Premium increase much lower than feared” (Straits Times, Jun 27). Increase in premiums mostly absorbed by subsidies and top-ups? It states that “The […]