03 Mar '12, 9am

Alex Au weighs in on the $1k-can-buy-flat thing. #maybetharmanmeanttosay

With a larger opposition presence in parliament, ministers and People’s Action Party (PAP) backbenchers have become more aggressive in making the case that government policies do indeed help the more disadvantaged in society. This became particularly notable during the recent parliamentary sittings when the first budget post-general election 2011 was debated. In defending their “virtue”, I see the PAP side resorting to soundbites several times. Have they been coached by public relations people? The trouble with soundbites is that in achieving their effect by reducing an issue to a memorable phrase, they must necessarily over-simplify. And someone like me will react by saying: Hold on a minute, what does that oversimplification gloss over or conceal? Thrice it happened in the last three days as I perused the parliamentary reports in the Straits Times, and I shall devote a s...

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My Singapore News: $1000 income can buy a flat!

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