08 May '11, 8pm

Pitching for the elderly: The money, said Mr Tan, will go towards the HDB's Home Improvement Programme, such as

SINGAPORE - At his rally, the People's Action Party's (PAP) Sam Tan announced a S$138-million upgrading proposal for the ageing constituency of Radin Mas. The money, said Mr Tan, will go towards the HDB's Home Improvement Programme, such as the replacement of toilets and main doors, among other features. It will also fund more lifts, covered linkways and barrier-free access for the less mobile. Newly-carved out from the PAP stronghold of Tanjong Pagar GRC, which has been uncontested since it was formed in 1991, the constituency has a high concentration of aged people - 38 per cent of residents are older than 50. The National Solidarity Party (NSP), which is contesting Radin Mas, attacked the PAP for not taking care of the ward for the past five years, with Mr Yip Yew Weng pointing out that the ageing estate has not been well maintained, leading to "no value" flats there. H...

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