13 May '12, 9pm
Make rules and rentals “attractive and honourable” first
Make rules and rentals “attractive and honourable” first May 14, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 14 May 2012 Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said he wants to make hawking “attractive and honourable”. He said he hoped that more Singaporeans would pursue the hawking profession in the future. He needs to get his priorities right. It is the rules and rentals that have to be made “attractive and honourable” first. The MEWR minister said that with the announcement of 10 new hawker centres to be built, and the removal of minimum bids for stalls, rental prices of hawker stalls have dropped. But why were they allowed to escalate to such a high level in the first place? There is a simple reason why rental prices of hawkers stalls have risen so much in recent years. Its because the government has failed to control supply and demand, which led to rap...