03 Mar '12, 10am

A reader responds to Tharman's $1k-a-month-can-buy-flat speech

A reader response to Tharman's $1k-a-month-can-buy-flat speech . Here is an excerpt of the SL's email to me: "Normally I would not feel compelled to e-mail a personality, but I'm genuinely very, very offended by Mr. Tharman's remarks that a family could buy a flat with a household income of just S$1k. It is the situation my family is in at present, and I can assure you that it is completely insufficient, considering the rising costs of living and bleak employment outlook. My father is 54 this year, and as a single parent, he is raising my older brother and I. He has no savings anymore. Our mother passed away some time ago. Both of us are in tertiary education, and we hope to graduate as soon as possible to alleviate the costs. He is earning approximately 800 per month, and works daily as a labourer. A large portion of his CPF savings have gone towards the cost of our very ...

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