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SINGAPORE - The plight of older workers, rising business costs and inflation were some of the concerns which weighed on the minds of about 200 grassroots leaders at a post-Budget 2011 dialogue session in Marine Parade yesterday. The session is the first in a series organised by the Government feedback unit Reach. The session, which was held at Marine Parade Community Centre, was attended by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and his fellow Marine Parade GRC MPs, Mr Lim Biow Chuan and Dr Ong Seh Hong. One participant wondered if the Budget measures were adequate to help Singaporeans cope with inflation and asked if the Goods and Services Tax could be adjusted for basic necessities to provide further relief. In response, Mr Goh said that having good economic growth - coupled with a strong Singapore dollar - would help mitigate imported inflation. Pointing out that the Growth Divi...

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