Shouldn’t “Action not words” apply to helping low-income Singaporeans?
I refer to the article “Call for ideas to help low-income Singaporeans” (Straits Times, Apr 2).
It states that “It would be useful to have a national conversation about how to help low-income Singaporeans who find themselves “without opportunities, unable to pull themselves up”. ..
He made this call for companies, institutions and schools to “try our best” and come up with ideas on how to address this issue, in response to questions on social inequality at a youth forum organised by clan association Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan and partners.”
… explore the possibility of a minimum wage – still many people working for just $5+ an hour
… spend more to help the low-income – ComCare only gave $130 million to 87,000 beneficiaries
… spend more of the record $9.6b (2017) and $12b (2016) overall Budget surpluses
Leong Sze Hian