18 Oct '11, 11pm

Opposition MPs' maiden speeches in Parliament - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

While he acknowledged the government's move to increase the supply of flats, he pointed to the current housing shortage and further noted that cooling measures do not seem to be working. He also called for more aid to those "caught in between the policies", such as singles and divorcees. In healthcare, public housing or public transport, the government has gone too far down the road of pursuing free market efficiency, often to the detriment of the elderly and low wage workers, said Giam. "This regressive transfer of risks from government to citizens must count as one of the PAP government's biggest policy failures in the last decade," he pointed out. Giam's point was rebutted by Christopher de Souza , MP for Holland-Bukit Timah and Minister of State for Defence and Education Lawrence Wong , reported The Straits Times . De Souza asked Giam not to "throw the baby out with th...

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