PROPERTY-LOAN RULES 'QUITE PERMANENT'
EXPECT the tougher rules on home-loan financing to stay. They are a "structural measure" to ensure a more stable property market, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said yesterday.
"It's not really a cooling measure as such, but it's a measure which will be quite permanent," said Mr Khaw.
THE STRAITS TIMES
MORE PEOPLE TO GAIN FROM LEGAL AID
CHANGES to the Legal Aid and Advice Act come into effect today, potentially benefiting 300,000 more people.
The amendments enable greater access to justice for those who need but cannot afford basic legal services, the Law Ministry said yesterday.
S'PORE MINISTERS LEAD SICHUAN BUSINESS TRIP
MR LIM Swee Say, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, and Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, are leading a business delegation to Luzhou and Chengdu in China's Sichuan province.
The four-day business mission ends on Wednesday.