Trust between “millionaire ministers” and the people “has never been so low”: SDP video trends online

Trust between “millionaire ministers” and the people “has never been so low”: SDP video trends online

The Independent·2018-02-24 12:05

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has released a video questioning Government spending on social media, yesterday. The video, which comes just a few days after Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered Budget 2018, has been trending online with over 32,000 views, and over 1,000 shares.

The video highlights Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s remarks in 2015 to Heng Swee Keat’s tax plan. Tharman had said, “We have prepared ourselves in advance. We will be in a good position for at least the rest of this decade.”

The SDP then asks why the government increased carpark fees, ERP rates, gas and electricity charges and hiked water prices by a whopping 30 per cent in the past two years, before asserting that the impending GST hike will further burden the people.

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