Don’t use aging population as an excuse to raise taxes: SDP chairman on Budget 2018

Don’t use aging population as an excuse to raise taxes: SDP chairman on Budget 2018

The Independent·2018-02-12 00:05

SDP chaiman Dr Paul Tambyah has three wishes pertaining to Budget 2018.

Speaking in his personal capacity at the Budget 2018 forum organised by The Independent and Maruah yesterday evening, the opposition politician said that he hopes there is a policy-level change in the Budget and revealed his desires for the nation’s economic direction this year:

That MediShield Life is expanded to cover evidence-based healthcare interventions;

That the government will not use the “aging population” excuse to raise taxes; and

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