02 Mar '12, 2pm

Online uproar over DPM Tharman’s ‘$1k flat’ statement #Singapore

Online uproar over DPM Tharman’s ‘$1k flat’ statement #Singapore

Some of the tweets that turn up from a search of the newly-coined hashtag #maybetharmanmeanttosay. (Screengrab: Twitter) A comment that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam made in parliament on Thursday has sparked an outrage among Singaporeans online. Responding to concerns expressed by non-constituency member of parliament (NCMP) Gerald Giam in Thursday's session about Singaporeans being unable to afford a flat here, Tharman said that families with household incomes of just $1,000 can now purchase one. "I would like to assure Mr Gerald Giam, who might not have caught up with all the developments, that our enhanced housing grants for lower income families are such that a family with a monthly income of as low as $1,000 can now purchase a small flat," said Tharman, who added that a family that earns "a bit more, say $1,500," can afford a m...

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Tweets

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Tharman: $1k monthly salary can buy flat

mrbrown.com 02 Mar '12, 4am

Tharman: $1k monthly salary can buy flat Notice he never said buy flat in what country. Or how many years you have to take...

#maybetharmanmeanttosay, if you make $1k a month, you can buy a flat… tire.

#maybetharmanmeanttosay, if you make $1k a mont...

mrbrown.com 02 Mar '12, 10am

@mrbrown: #maybetharmanmeanttosay, if you make $1k a month, you can buy a flat… screen tv. @mrbrown: #maybetharmanmeanttos...

Khaw Boon Wan clarifies Tharman's "buying HDB flat on $1K pay"

Khaw Boon Wan clarifies Tharman's "buying HDB f...

channelnewsasia.com 02 Mar '12, 3pm

SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has clarified comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmu...

Tharman : A Family with $1000 income can own a ...

singaporemind.blogspot.com 02 Mar '12, 4am

Minister Tharman now makes this claim that a family with income of $1000 can afford to own a flat. Maybe he forgot to tell...

My Singapore News: $1000 income can buy a flat!

mysingaporenews.blogspot.com 02 Mar '12, 10am

The logic of $1000 income can buy a flat is the same as $8 for an open heart surgery. But don’t laugh, it is true, it can ...

Can $1,000-a-month salary really buy you a HDB flat? | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Can $1,000-a-month salary really buy you a HDB ...

sg.news.yahoo.com 03 Mar '12, 7am

Minister of State for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin took to Facebook on Friday to clarify the '$1k flat' comment made by DPM Thar...

It is possible for a low income earner to buy a...

tankinlian.blogspot.com 04 Mar '12, 10am

Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Minister for Manpower, Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in Parliament that a person...

Great job, Tharman! Your sweeping, incredulous statement, instead of being clever, is keeping your colleague busy

Great job, Tharman! Your sweeping, incredulous ...

asiaone.com 03 Mar '12, 4am

AsiaOne Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugeratnam caused a stir...

A reader responds to Tharman's $1k-a-month-can-...

mrbrown.com 03 Mar '12, 10am

A reader response to Tharman's $1k-a-month-can-buy-flat speech . Here is an excerpt of the SL's email to me: "Normally I w...

Catch up, DPM Tharman tells WP's Gerald Giam

Catch up, DPM Tharman tells WP's Gerald Giam

straitstimes.com 02 Mar '12, 2am

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Thursday hit back at Workers' Party member Gerald Giam's comments about Si...

Buying HDB flat on $1K pay possible, says Josep...

channelnewsasia.com 03 Mar '12, 9am

SINGAPORE: As for Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam's comment that Singaporeans earning S$1,000 could also own ...

Anyone with an income of $1,000 can buy a Housi...

straitstimes.com 03 Mar '12, 1am

Anyone with an income of $1,000 can buy a Housing Board flat, the assertion went. But the figure startled many and on Frid...

More chances for HDB second-timers to get flat

More chances for HDB second-timers to get flat

straitstimes.com 02 Mar '12, 1pm

The Government turned its attention to the housing needs of Housing Board second-timers on Friday, boosting their chances ...