21 Apr '11, 12pm

WP proposal reflects ground sentiment on costlier housing: I acknowledge that rising property prices are a globa...

I refer to "WP housing proposal 'dangerous': Mah" (April 21). Contrary to Mr Mah Bow Tan's views, I applaud the Workers' Party's (WP) manifesto on pegging prices of Housing and Development Board (HBD) flats to the median income of Singaporeans. While Mr Mah questioned WP's sense of responsibility and labelled their proposal as an "illegal raid" on Singapore's reserves, using these for "irresponsible spending", I wonder how fighting for the right of every Singaporean to affordable public housing should be "illegal" or "irresponsible". Indeed describing their proposal as a "raid" in the first place is dubious. I am not very economic-minded, but I am certain that the many people who have been unsuccessful in their applications for flats, and those who are unable to fork out the high cash-over-valuation (COV) asked for by more and more "serious" sellers, will agree that the WP...

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