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Single parents should be treated more fairly

The Government encourages Singaporeans to have more children. When a marriage breaks down, however, the party left to care for the children is penalised. (“Parenting benefits...

Show her the movie-making money, Tinseltown

It is surprising that women are not having more of a say in major Hollywood projects. (“Coulda, shoulda, woulda: Why those protesting against the Oscar nominations list got it...

Why subsidise half-day childcare centres, but not kindergartens?

I hope the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) can clarify some queries regarding the report “NTUC to launch new kindergarten programme, 10 pre-schools this year” (Jan 22).

Plunging oil prices have not helped consumer

Even without the benefit of hindsight, the report “Public transport fares may drop next year: Lui” (Jan 20), could have been taken as a hint that there will be no drop for the...

Consider profit levels in reviewing transport fares

With economic growth and inflation, the cost of maintaining public transport would inevitably increase, and fares rise in accordance. (“Public transport fares to rise by 1 to 10...

Public transport system: Use universal designs

We refer to the letters “Fuss-free ideas for prams on buses” (Jan 20) and “Passengers with children should adapt to transport system, not vice versa” (Jan 17).

Seller’s stamp duty redundant

More borrowers are defaulting on their home loans because of multiple factors, including interest rates trending up and the challenging rental market for landlords. (“Singapore...