17 Feb '11, 5am

We've republished our Budget preview series. Of the 9 issues raised, which do you feel is most important?

We've republished our Budget preview series. Of the 9 issues raised, which do you feel is most important?

Mr Lai Shiu Ming, 53, makes $2,000 a month as a senior deployment officer with a security agency. A member of the 'sandwiched' class - he earns too much to qualify for various assistance schemes, yet much of his pay packet is used to support two aged parents and a teenage son - he hopes the Budget will provide some much-needed relief in the form of cash grants. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM ON THE surface, Mr Lai Shiu Ming, 53, seems to be managing fine on a monthly salary of $2,000. But the senior deployment officer at a security agency has two elderly parents to take care of, and a 13-year-old son in secondary school. His wife is not working as she helps take care of his parents. He hopes the Budget will spell some relief for him, especially when it comes to his parents' medical expenses and his son's school and tuition costs. Even as a significant chunk of help is targeted...

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