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Tackling the Sticky Issue of Illegal Ads
It has been a perennial sticky issue. REACH has received many complaints about unsightly advertisements pasted on public property, for example...

MSF on the Increase in Social Assistance Payouts
Contributors have raised some questions pertaining to the recent report in the Sunday Times on 20 Oct, that social assistance payments to the ...

IDA: Singapore ‘has resilient telecom networks’
REACH received quite a number of feedback about the fire that broke out at SingTel’s Internet exchange at Bukit Panjang on 9 October 2013. The...

Additional Checks for Heavy Vehicles Caught Speeding
In light of the fatal accident involving two brothers hit by a cement truck in January, contributors had raised concerns on road safety issues...

Reply from MOM regarding Discriminatory Recruitment Advertisements
[Updated on 18 October] REACH has received quite a number of feedback about discriminatory recruitment advertisements.   We wou...

Response from LTA Clarifying COE categorisation
After the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced changes to the COE system, REACH contributors continued to question whether using engine po...

Information on the Singapore Reserves
What are our reserves made up of? How many times has it been drawn? This video aims to address those questions and more.   For more i...

Meeting the Housing Needs of Singaporeans with Non-citizen Spouses
In the past, Singaporeans with non-citizen spouses could only buy from the resale market.          &nbs...

New Measures To Help Singaporeans with Home Ownership
REACH received some queries on how the Government is helping lower-income households with their first-time flat purchase. This was in response to the ...

NEA’s Measures to Fight Dengue
Over the past few weeks, many REACH contributors expressed concern over the rise in number of dengue patients and dengue clusters, and suggest...

Holding Events at Hong Lim Park
In light of the recent events held at Hong Lim Park, contributors had raised some questions on the involvement of foreigners in such events, and the r...

Private Car Loan Exemptions for Disabled & their Caregivers
Many Singaporeans, including REACH contributors, have spoken up about the impact of private car loan curbs, announced on 26 Feb by the Monetary Author...

Creating Good Jobs & Opportunities for Singaporeans
Since the release of the Population White Paper on 29 January 2013, many REACH contributors have come forward to share their views. We apprecia...

Composition of the Foreign Workforce
Contributors often have queries on the composition of the foreign workforce in Singapore and the different types work and employment passes.  ...

Race Classification for New Citizens
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has addressed speculation that new Singapore citizens of Filipino origin are being categorised as Mala...

Protection of Personal Information under New Law
Following strong public support for data protection legislation, Singapore’s new Data Protection Bill was passed in Parliament in October 2012.  ...

Enhancing Medishield for Better Coverage
The Ministry of Health has announced enhancements to the healthcare insurance scheme, MediShield, to provide better coverage. The public shared their ...

Proposed Amendments to Casino Control Act
Several amendments were announced in Parliament on 15 October 2012 to increase the safeguards under the Casinos Control Act. This came after a month-l...

Amendment Proposed to Legislation Dealing with Death Penalty
Further amendments have been proposed to the three pieces of legislation dealing with the mandatory death penalty for murder and drug trafficking case...

NParks: Bicycle Purchase Could be Handled Better
The Chief Executive Officer of NParks Poon Hong Yuen has responded to letters from the public on the Straits Times Forum page regarding the purchase o...

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Post-Budget Forum 2013 – Opening Remarks by Dr Amy Khor and Mrs Josephine Teo

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Policy Study Workgroups Appreciation Lunch on 23 September 2009 - Opening Speech by Dr Amy Khor
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REACH's Chairman, Dr Amy Khor announced the formation of three new Policy Study Workgroups



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