The Senior Minister of State for Finance was responding to questions on 938LIVE's Talkback on Tuesday (21 Feb) about why the water price increase could not have been held off till the economy improves.
Malaysian officials said on Tuesday (Feb 21) that they have still not determined the cause of death of the man thought to be Kim Jong Nam, but added that he did not appear to have died of a heart attack as claimed by the North Korean embassy.
Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as "very unsettling" and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of "recent developments", the Philippines said on Tuesday.
The move to introduce a carbon tax highlights the leadership role that Singapore can play in addressing climate change.
A small plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall near the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday morning (Feb 21), killing the pilot and all four American passengers.
While the higher grant will make resale flats a more attractive option for young couples, it is unlikely to have a drastic impact on prices, say property analysts.
They take on bedbugs, maggots and grime-blackened walls to bring some light into the lives of lonely old Singaporeans in need. Meet the volunteers of Helping Joy - extraordinary people who act as cleaners, housekeepers, food-deliverers, friends and carers for those living alone.CNA Insider
Did you know Singapore’s public transport was ‘world class’ in the 1930s? Its trolley bus system was the largest around – and it came with 1st- and 2nd-class seating.