09 Oct '11, 8am

Jobs concerns not among top issues for residents

SINGAPORE: The Community Development Councils are getting ready to cope with another economic downturn if it hits Singapore's shores. An impending economic storm may be heading to Singapore's shores, as a sovereign debt crisis is threatening the global economy. But for now, several Members of Parliament Channel NewsAsia spoke to said cost of living rather than issue of jobs is the top agenda for their residents. Ms Indranee Rajah, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, said: "People don't think in terms of US and Europe. They think in terms of me, the here and now and my family needs. I think the one I have encountered the most often is the increase in the HDB rental rates for rental flats. "These rates are pegged to the family income and in some cases, the rental was at a certain rate for many years but recently in the last few years, the family income may have increased and I am seei...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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