PAP MPs flamed for suggesting people could donate their “miserable” SG bonus to charity

PAP MPs flamed for suggesting people could donate their “miserable” SG bonus to charity

The Independent·2018-03-02 19:10

Two ruling party parliamentarians earned the ire of Singaporeans yesterday when they suggested that the government could introduce mechanisms to make it easier for people to donate their SG Bonus to charity.

All Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive an “hongbao” of $300, $200, and $100 depending on their income, this year. The government will spend a total of 700 million on this one-off “SG bonus”, which comes from the exceptional FY2017 budget surplus of $9.6 billion.

At the Budget debate yesterday, Sembawang GRC MP Lim Wee Kiak suggested that the government could introduce mechanisms that make it more straightforward for people to donate the SG bonus they will receive at the end of this year, if they so wish.

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