28 May '11, 1pm

Which lucky Singaporean is having the 'honor' of renting Mr Sinha Shekhar's resale flat?

My parents, who are in the late 70s bought a 3-bedroom HDB flat in the open market less than a year ago because their PR application to Aust was rejected a few times even though we, all their children, are there. They thought since no hope to move to Aust to be with children, they better have their own flat now (previous one sold more than 3 years ago pending move). After a few months of buying, the PR came through successfully. Upon appealing to HDB, they were told they cannot sell or rent their flat because they have not met the requirement to live in for more than 3 years. Even us providing all the documentation to show the purchase was not to speculate and they were really victims of circumstances, HDB said cannot! Now the elation of finally being able to join their children has been dampened by the unflexible rules which has impacted their retirement funds. I am angry...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/06/22/ypap-leader-and-n...

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