04 May '11, 3pm

MCYS minister defends YOG budget #SGelections

MCYS minister defends YOG budget #SGelections

DR VIVIAN Balakrishnan gave a stout defence of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) budget on Wednesday night, saying that his ministry did not overspend, waste or squander away taxpayers' money. He said the the Games exceeded its original budget of $104 million three times over because it was the first time that such an event was organised, and details were firmed up only after the bid was submitted. Speaking at a rally in Clementi for the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, where he is helming the People's Action Party team, he also reiterated that 70 per cent of the budget went to paying local companies for providing services for the Games. It is the first time that Dr Balakrishnan, who heads the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), has publicly addressed the issue at the rallies. The opposition Singapore Democratic Party, which is contesting in the GRC, has attack...

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MCYS Minister: We miscalculated the YOG budget....

sg.news.yahoo.com 05 May '11, 12am

so, vivian u r effectively saying that the budget was not overspent 3 times, but actually the budget was WRONGLY ESTIMATED...

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