27 May '11, 5am

Khaw Boon Wan: I am 'realistic' on what is doable

Newly-minted PAP Housing Minister Khaw Boon said he is ‘realistic about what is doable’ in a posting made on his blog on the difficult housing issues he is expected to tackle soon. Mr Khaw has ‘volunteered’ for the job at a time when public disgruntlement against the PAP is at an all-time high due to the abject failure of his precedessor Mah Bow Tan in controlling the sky-rocketing prices. “I am not a masochist. Housing is hot politically and there are genuine problems on the ground. At my Meet-the-People sessions, 70 per cent of appeal cases are on housing. I don’t think I am the only MP who harasses MND and HDB regularly.” He identified young couples, divorcees with kids and low-income families as the groups needing most help in acquiring a roof over their heads. Despite a series of cooling measures introduced recently to cool the property market, prices continue to grow...

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