21 Aug '11, 6am

Kin Lian: I will use veto on reserves to influence Govt policies - Straits Times Singapore #TEAMFOLLOWBACK

Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian (above) has promised to use the presidential veto on reserves to influence the government's economic and social policies, if he is elected. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG By Elgin Toh Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian has promised to use the presidential veto on reserves to influence the government's economic and social policies, if he is elected. He said on Sunday that if the Government comes to him with a proposal to spend past reserves, he would ask for certain measures that benefitted larger groups of Singaporeans to be put in place before he approves it. In particular, he would like to see: policies that take care of the needs of ordinary people, not just that of businesses; housing grants awarded only to Singaporeans who had served National Service, and not to new citizens who had not; and policies that help the elderly poor, such as...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1...

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