DEBATE ON PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

A job offers best welfare, but there's need to adapt social safety nets: DPM

Mr Heng also unveiled 4-prong strategy to deal with post-Covid world, including finding new ways for Singapore to be a vital node in the world

Singapore

THE government "will keep an open mind" to various ideas for strengthening Singapore's safety nets, such as a minimum wage, universal basic income, and unemployment insurance, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Monday.

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