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BEYOND COVID-19: SOCIAL SUPPORT

More aid for job loss, low income can bolster Singapore's social safety net

There is also a broad group within middle class who can be economically vulnerable and need support in difficult times, says academic

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PM Lee notes that while Singapore has taken emergency measures to help everyone come through the Covid-19 crisis, it has to think carefully how to improve its social safety nets.

Singapore

SINGAPORE has in place many safety nets that have been enhanced over the years but those related to loss of work could still be strengthened, observers say.

Their comments come in the wake of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech on June 7, in which he highlighted the...

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