Understanding changes to Singapore’s Provident Fund

Leong Sze Hian
Jul 31, 10

from:malaysiakini

COMMENT Following recent policy changes to the Central Provident Fund (CPF) in Singapore, Malaysian permanent residents (MPRs) in the island republic, or those who have worked there and have a CPF account, need to be aware of six key areas before they reach the age of 55.
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Burmese rank highest in detention camp deaths

Lawi Weng
Jul 31, 10
Thirty-two Burmese detainees died while in custody in immigration detention centres , the highest number of foreign detainee deaths, according to the government.

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Dutch close in on government with anti-Islam party backing

AMSTERDAM, July 31 — Pushing an austerity agenda, two right-leaning Dutch parties agreed yesterday to have talks to form a minority government with support from an anti-Islam party five months after the last government collapsed.

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Key parts of Arizona anti-immigration law blocked

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Dr M moots bloggers’ code of ethics

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Syed Hamid Albar denies existence of political fund

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — Former Home Minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar told the Sessions Court today that he was not involved in approving calling visas for Bangladesh workers for a political fund.

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BBC:Burma leader expects silence from India visit

As Burma’s top leader, General Than Shwe, pays a five-day state visit to India, the BBC’s Hindi Service editor Amit Baruah asks what reaction the military ruler can expect from the world’s largest democracy.

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