29 Apr '11, 2pm

NSP: Russians are better off than Singaporeans #SGelections

NSP: Russians are better off than Singaporeans #SGelections

RUSSIANS and Malaysians have it better than average Singaporeans because the cost of living has risen even as incomes hardly move, National Solidarity Party (NSP) candidate Jeisilan Sivalingam argued this evening. He was speaking at a packed Delta Hockey Pitch at a rally for the Radin Mas single seat. Mr Jeisilan, a process manager at a multinational company, cited a recent international study of wages and prices by Swiss bank UBS, saying: 'Singapore has a lower purchasing power than Malaysians. Can you believe that?' He said the continuous flow of immigrants into Singapore had depressed the wages of local workers, and led to an overall decline in the standard of living. Cost of living, jobs and immigration are key issues in the ageing and largely working-class constituency, where NSP veteran Yip Yew Weng is standing. Also speaking at the rally, the NSP candidate for Whamp...

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