16 Jun '11, 11am

Minister Khaw to raise income ceiling for BTO applicants? #Singapore

Dear Minister Khaw, please spare a thought too for folks like me who are single, and yet are still unable to qualify for a direct purchase of new flat from HDB just because I am single. Have you seen the prices of resale flats and the kind of COVs that are being asked? Why can't I, as a tax-paying unmarried citizen, be given equal privileges as other married tax-paying folks. Why am I being made to subsidise other married folks' privileges and access to public housing at a much more reasonable price whilst I have to scrap barrel's bottom to meet the exorbitant HDB resale prices and COVs? Am I a less-deserving citizen of this country by virtue of my singlehood status? Being single does not mean being any less pro-family, we are doing our big bits for the family in different ways, for example, by taking care of our aged parents. Whilst our married siblings and counterparts e...

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