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AseanPlus News 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

People losing faith in PAP, says rep

SINGAPOREANS are losing faith in the ability of the People's Action Party leadership to steer the country out of the present downturn, an MP told parliament on Tuesday.

Letters 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Crises bring out self-reliance

WITH the recent Cabinet reshuffle, Singapore is closer to a third generation of leaders who will take charge - in a few years - of one of the fastest changing societies in the world.

AseanPlus News 02 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Low-wage workers to get windfall

More than 250,000 low-wage workers are getting a windfall - thanks to a special bonus they will collect in a month's time.

AseanPlus News 16 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Shopping now more expensive

SECOND Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has unveiled a budget deficit of $1.3bil (RM2.9bil) for fiscal year 2006, with the GST hike to take effect in July, accompanied by a S$4bil (RM9.2bil) offset package, as well as a rise in the employer's share of CPF contributions by a 1.5 percentage point.

AseanPlus News 12 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Budget sees major changes

SINGAPORE'S Budget this year is unlike any in the past. It contains five major policy changes that usually would be spread out in as many Budgets.

AseanPlus News 07 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Lee confident of another good year

THE new Chinese Year of the Rat begins tomorrow under more uncertain and challenging circumstances than the Year of the Pig, Singapore's Prime Minister said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 16 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

RM14.6bil surplus expected with stronger growth

WITH stronger than expected economic growth in 2007, the Government expects the overall budget Balance to be a surplus of S$6.4bil (RM14.6bil) for financial year 2007, compared to the deficit of S$0.7bil (RM1.6bil) that was originally projected.

Nation 13 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's budget transparency: ‘Surprised and embarrassed'

Malaysia scored a dismal 35 out of 100 points in the Open Budget Index (OBI) 2008 and is ranked 53rd out of 85 countries, prompting Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam to declare he was 'surpised and embarrassed.'

Nation 14 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia fares badly in survey on Budget info

Malaysia scored a dismal 35 points out of 100 in the Open Budget Index (OBI) 2008 and was ranked 53rd out of 85 countries.

Business 25 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

UK announces taxes on rich ahead of election

LONDON (AP): Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government used its last budget before a looming national election to take from the rich and give to the poor, raising accusations it is invoking a class war as it attempts to win over recession-weary voters.