TNP takes down article on family who are “suffering” despite earning 5-figure income after public outrage

TNP takes down article on family who are “suffering” despite earning 5-figure income after public outrage

The Independent·2018-02-15 11:10

The New Paper appears to have taken down an article featuring a family of five who are hoping for more financial help from the upcoming Budget 2018, after netizens took issue with the fact that the purportedly middle-class family describe that they are “suffering” even though they draw a 5-figure income, monthly.

The article, entitled ‘Middle income family hopes for more help from Budget 2018’, described the family as “struggling to make ends meet” and quoted Serene Lee – the mother in the family – as saying, “There are many middle-income families like us who are suffering despite seeming to make enough.”

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