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What is the Baby Bonus scheme?

SINGAPORE: The Singapore government is undertaking another review of the Baby Bonus scheme which aims to encourage married couples to have more children and help them defray part of the financial costs. A survey with some 3,000 beneficiaries is in the works. The move comes at a time when Singapore’s fertility rate is at a …

Thai undertaker jailed for hiding 2,000 foetuses

BANGKOK – A THAI court has jailed an undertaker for 20 years for helping to hide 2,002 illegally aborted foetuses discovered in a Bangkok temple last year, an official said on Thursday. Suchart Phumee was initially sentenced to two months for each of the corpses after pleading guilty to two charges of concealing the bodies …

What is the house of horror in Philadelphia?

January 20, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Crime, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Society

PHILADELPHIA – A DOCTOR whose abortion clinic was described as a filthy, foul-smelling ‘house of horrors’ that was overlooked by regulators for years was charged on Wednesday with murder, accused of delivering seven babies alive and then using scissors to kill them. In a nearly 300-page grand jury report filled with ghastly, stomach-turning detail, prosecutors …

What is Lee Kuan Yew’s view on Fertility and New Immigrants?

THE fertility rate for Singapore Chinese – already the lowest among all races here – slid to 1.02 last year from 1.08 in 2009, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew disclosed on Tuesday night. Singapore thus needs to remain open to new immigrants, and groups like the clan associations have an important role to play in …

Pregnant woman fined $6,000 for maid abuse

January 18, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Crime, Home & Family, News and Society, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Society

A WOMAN suffering from post-natal depression got away with a total fine of $6,000 on Tuesday for abusing her Filipino maid. Cargo control officer Ng Kai Ling, 28, admitted on Monday to spitting at the face of Ms Araceli Puzon Mejares, 32, on Nov 2, 2009, and punching her on the arm on Dec 7 …

Singapore’s fertility rate hits record low of 1.16

THE average number of children that a Singapore woman would bear in her lifetime dropped to yet another nadir last year. Preliminary estimates of the Total Fertility Rate put it at 1.16, down from 1.22 – already a record low – the previous year, announced Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Wong Kan Seng on Monday. Meanwhile, …

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