Welfare

Elderly woman soon to be homeless

Leong Sze Hian Madam Tan (not her real name), is 60-years old and unemployed. She has been told to leave the homeless shelter, which has…



Elections: Numbers talking

Helping the needy? I refer to the articles “BG Tan unveils plans to help less well-off in Chai Chee” (ST, Apr 29)http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/STIStory_662719.html and “$3m scheme…


Helping the poor – too much money?

We refer to new PAP candidate, Mr Lawrence Wong’s interview with Razor TV. Question from reporter: You mentioned that you want to help low-income people. Do…


Comcare: Moving statistics?

I refer to the Committee of Supply debate for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. According to the article “CDCs help 6 in…