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  1. Issue 1: Exploring Citizenship and Governance

    1. What does it mean for me to be a citizen of my country?
    3 Topics
  2. 2. How do we decide on what is good for society?
    6 Topics
  3. 3. How can we work for the good of society?
    10 Topics
  4. Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society
    4. What is diversity?
    4 Topics
  5. 5. Why is there greater diversity in Singapore now?
    3 Topics
  6. 6. What are the experiences and effects of living in a diverse society?
    3 Topics
  7. 7. How can we respond in a diverse society?
    5 Topics
  8. Issue 3: Being Part of a Globalised World
    8. What does it mean to live in a globalised world?
    4 Topics
  9. 9. How do we respond to tensions arising from some economic impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  10. 10. How do we respond to tensions arising from some cultural impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  11. 11. How do we respond to tensions arising from some security impacts of globalisation?
    4 Topics
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  1. Government implement legislation that safeguards the interests if citizens to ensure that citizens will have a sense of security about living in the country.
  2. The interests of citizens can be safeguarded in various ways such as ensuring that there is no abuse by employers as well as a sense of security in old age.
  3. WorkRight is an example of the government’s initiative to help both employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities respectively.
  4. The initiative is intended to create awareness of employment rights amongst low-wage workers and better ensure retirement security for this group of workers.
  5. Another way in which the government safeguards the interests of Singaporeans is by helping them prepare for retirement through the Central Provident Fund (CPF).
  6. CPF enables Singaporeans to finance their housing and healthcare needs, and have a source of lifelong income in retirement.
  7. The life expectancy of Singaporeans has increased tremendously and is still rising. It means that Singaporeans have to save more to last them through a longer retirement or they may end up outliving their savings.
  8. CPF LIFE was introduced in 2009 to provide Singaporeans with a lifelong monthly payout in retirement to give them greater peace of mind in retirement.
  9. The level of payout is based on the amount of CPF Savings they have accumulated from the moment they start working, primarily through the CPF Special Account as well as the choice of CPF LIFE plans.
  10. Besides personal contributions, employers also contribute to their retirement savings.
  11. Together with the risk-free interest paid by the government, CPF helps Singaporeans to stretch their retirement saving for as long as they live.
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