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Has HDB been hijacked by capitalism?

HDB is supposed to stand for “housing for the people”, yet looking at the situation today the nobility of the scheme seems to have been hijacked by capitalism.

BTO flats are supposed to be the cheapest in the market and the dream of our young couples. How could a 4-room BTO flat be priced at 600k? How many young couples can afford such pricing?

Stretching the payment period up to 25 to 30 years will only serve to enslave our kids to many years of bondage, wiping out their CPF savings in the process because $600k in 25 years would actually amount to more than a million dollars.

How could the authorities not intervene and allow a HDB coffee shop to be sold at $41.8 million? Why didn’t it occur to them that with such a price, rentals for stall holders would sky rocket?

A chicken rice makcik would have to fold up when the 6k rent for her stall – which is already considered high – doubled to 12k per month!

- At $12k, she needs to sell one bowl at $6, and must sell 100 bowls daily ($18k revenue).
- Minus $12k for rental, $4k for utilities and food ingredients, she is probably left with only $2k for herself.
- She can’t afford to hire any worker and probably needs to slog 12 to 14 hours daily (ingredients preparation is no joke) and no off days!

More and more flats are now being sold at more than $1 million in the open market. This may be pride and joy to the sellers. But is this trend good for the long term interest of the nation?

The PAP has been intruding into our personal lives for a long time. Why are they not doing anything about this?

Rather than letting capitalism and materialism run wild at the expense of the majority among the masses, shouldn’t we put a stop to this?

 

Mohamed Jufrie Bin Mahmood

 

 

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52 Responses to “Has HDB been hijacked by capitalism?”

  • crazy trend:

    The COL will only get worse with this trend…
    Need a reset in our policy.
    Make HDB houses and coffee shop food affordable,especially for the poor.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Rather, they have jumped onto the band wagon of capitalism, to pay themselves “market forces” salaries?

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  • myfirstscrew:

    Hijacked by greed of PAPPY.

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  • John Doe:

    An inherent NON NEGOTIABLE social good for SGpns who were told to be stakeholders in the PAP’s Administration scheme of things of TOTAL Defence HAS BEEN GROSSLY THOROUGHLY MANIPULATED, and at TIMES, even TWISTED by PAP for political gains/votes.

    Look at the full picture of housing – where are the rights of SGpns to avail to decent rentals accomodation?

    How is the PAP fixing flat rentals for 100s of 1000s of TRUE CITIZENS who genuinely DO NOT, CANNOT AFFORD to LEASE-BUT flats.

    There ARE FORMIDABLE genuine reasons TO FORGO bricks trade offs with PRECIOUS retirement FUNDS WHICH the PAP has chipped away from SGpns year by year, GE by GE.

    Overall ONE IS AN IDIOT if one CANNOT SEE the CURRENT existence of flats lease-buy OS AN OBNOXIOUS PAP nuclear weapon that kills SILENTLY like CANCER instead of a ONE OFF knock dead punch.

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  • PAP has the mandate:

    The reason is simple, keep gutless Stinkies and their future generations as slaves for PAP, cronies, and their relations. Goodluck Stinkies.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Being forced to put your life earnings in Ponzi scheme that goes to zero is not exactly value-for-money. But $inkies are happy with this arrangement. Also, the possibility of en-bloc sales where you could lose your rented home is so exciting! Where else in the world can people be evicted like illegal squatters and be required to pay more for doing so? Like living in a HDB casino.

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  • xoxo:

    99 year leasehold at more than $1 million?
    Private landed freehold only 3 times more at $3 million in some districts.
    Why?
    G control sales of private landed to non-sgs but allow non-sgs to buy HDB?
    IS THIS THE RIGHT APPROACH?
    i say let PRIVATE MARKET determine its own price n REGULARI$E N THEN REGULATE HDB.
    So many non-sgs like FT/PR live in condo n n RENT OUT their HDBs.
    Why is this allowed?

    Desmond Lee,son of Suan,pls account.

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  • MarBowling:

    Like the crap COE system which REAPED $billions of revenues for the Coverment, this Mother of all Housing PONZI schemes of THINGY is ALSO the BRAINCHILD of Lee Kayu who had commissioned his Bluest-eyed Boy cum protege Ex-MND Minister Marbok Tan to do all the DIRTY BUT LUCRATIVE AND LUBRICATING stuffs for him, period.

    A simple calculation of simply FACTORING in the COMBINE TOTAL COST, including material, labor, administrative, etc, minus LAND COST as the square or rectangle plot of LAND will have at least 20 to 30 stores high building, will INDICATE TO DAFTS SINKAPOREAN THAT THE TOTAL COST OF THAT DAMN 4-ROOM BTO FLAT SHOULD COST ONLY about $80k to $90k to build! A 5-ROOM or a Executive Flat May cost more at $130k! And yet that Shortarse bugger started the WRECKING BALL ROLLING by FACTORING IN LOTS OF CRAPS IN THE PRICING OF ALL THE BTO FLATS, FROM CHARGING HIGHER PRICES FOR HIGHER FLOOR, SO-CALLED PRIME LOCATION SUCH AS CITY AREA, FANCY DESIGN, NEAR MRT, NEAR FUNERAL PARLORS, ETC!

    Btw where the HELL is that Shortarse NOW. Understand upon stepping down from the Coverment, he immediately INVESTED ABOUT $28 Millions of his fortunes in some LUCRATIVE AND LUBRICATING BUSINESS. Understand if Lee Kayu is STILL KICKING AROUND, he wouldn’t ALLOW ANY of his Ex-World Class Ministers to that! Maybe only after a certain number of years upon retirement!

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  • COSTLY PIGEON HOLES:

    The saddest scenario:
    Residual Value : zero
    Ordinary A/c. : zero
    Retirement A/c : zero
    Medisave A/c : zero
    What shall happen to future generation?
    How are they going to survive then?

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  • Build Rental Flats:

    Build more rental public housing for households whose total gross monthly income is $5000 and below.

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  • PAP loves FTs:

    PRs hdb owners are very happy because they can sell their flats later and return to their own countries and retire happily millionaires esp the Indians. 1 family member PR the rest all Indians.
    Vote for PAP more! Hurray!
    Alot of these people do not return to their countries and still competing with local for jobs. They don’t feel ashamed because money smells delicious!. The locals deserve to be jobless and for those who vote for the PAP. Worst Sg companies prefer to employ them because locals are stupid!

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  • Samuel S:

    Why no one ever question the G why the property tax of HDB with say 20 storey siting on the same plot of land has the property tax chargeable to 20 households instead of sharing between 20 households?

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  • Papa's Pappies are Freeloaders:

    Which “constitutional republican” country in the world “corporatizes for profit-taking” its government health ministry and public housing organization? Where then can sheeples take refuge from the ravaging forces of market capitalism, where there’s no more transparency in public saving funds and little accountability as to the usage of those funds for investments worldwide?

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  • Reduce the majority:

    The miniSTIRs all live in GCBs!

    You think they cared?

    The Stamp duty collected at $41 million for the sale of the coffee shop can pay a lot of people working in HDB? This is WHAT they want!

    Only reducing their majority in pariahment can sinkies make a difference to this dictatorship!!!!

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @Samuel S
    Why no one ask why are leasee paying property tax?
    Leasee are not really owner?
    They are just paying pre paid rent. They don’t own anything?

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  • BIG STORY : Stop the PAP Steal:

    1. The PAP has WEAPONISED HDB flats (where is the rental schemes to help and assist the livelihoods of SGpns marginalized by the THEFT of jobs by 1000s of foreigners) lease-as-buy BUT NOT TRUE OWNERSHIP for its political gains.

    2. The HDB under the Min of Nat Devt is INSERTED with PAP poison to leverage votes from Voters. One can find evidences studying various upgrading programs

    – EVEN the PAP has ADMITTED using national funds, esp contributed as taxes in various forms opposition held wards are ALWAYS Last in the Q bcz residents DO NOT BITE PAP.

    3. SGpns are UNIQUE idiots WHO do NOT realize they pay same taxes, THEY DID SAME national service – YET GOT SCREWED THOROUGHLY by the PAP.

    4. SGpns NEEDED to SEE AND UNDERSTAND the DEEP and WIDE POLARISATION of the PAP Administration.

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  • Savages:

    You are no the first to ask this question. Nevertheless you are following the footsteps of the great white people who first discovered America, India, Australia and New Zealand and claim ownership there.

    Dr. Chan:
    @Samuel S
    Why no one ask why are leasee paying property tax?
    Leasee are not really owner?
    They are just paying pre paid rent. They don’t own anything?

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    There was an interview just this week with the original chief architect of HDB, basically he seems to confirm that the current PAP has screwed all the ideals and hard work of our earlier generations.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/the-man-who-helped-create-singapores-housing-boom-is-getting-worried-024848769.html

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  • Xoxo124:

    At the end of it all, the 61% asked for it and dragged us along.

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  • Stupid Singaporeans Vote PAP:

    If you allow & invite thieves to your house, it is not the thievies’ fault.

    Scammer will promise you to give you $100 & other benefits but eventually take back more from you. Is there a difference here?

    Now you know why international scammers are targeting at Sinkies? Cos they know Sinkies are constantly scammed and yet never learn.

    Stupidity has no cure.

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  • Cancel the PAP:

    Xoxo124:
    At the end of it all, the 61% asked for it and dragged us along.

    Very sad.

    That’s the result of NO national unity, NO national reconciliation – EXCEPT FOOL’S VERSIONS
    of inclusiveness,
    of all SGpn matters (matters jit ki lan),
    of NO one left behind

    AND 6/10 CITIZENS
    grant the PAP
    obscene salaries which is expensive talent NOT value for money,
    AND
    approve of PAP No Blame Culture,

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    HDB’s, thee goose of all golden gooses, … for the pap, their cronies and generations thereafter !!!

    And, … enabling the “dipping into” of one’s cpf to achieve “home ownership” status, is the ultimate in “moves” of all movessssssss !!!

    Breathtakingly brilliant in its evolvement and execution !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • when it unravels:

    //Like the crap COE system which REAPED $billions of revenues for the Coverment, this Mother of all Housing PONZI schemes of THINGY is ALSO the BRAINCHILD of Lee Kayu who had commissioned his Bluest-eyed Boy cum protege Ex-MND Minister Marbok Tan to do all the DIRTY BUT LUCRATIVE AND LUBRICATING stuffs for him, period.//

    if one does not bother or procrastinate too much to control SERIOUS unhealthy situations when it is within its own power to do it; and when it unravels (or collapses), it will come down with a BIG BIG BANG ???

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  • @forgottengeneration:

    I think so too that’s what Mr. Liu Tai Ker implied about the current LHL administration, when Liu said:

    “I would say, keep the housing price rising steadily and not in a crazy way. But how to make that transition — I think we need some economists’ advice. Because now it has gone crazy. If you suddenly control it, I don’t know what negative effect there could be. We need an economist to study it. But my wish is that we would go back to something more steady, so that our property price remain more predictable….”

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  • xoxo:

    Public home prices are exce$$ively e$calated.
    This will in turn cause ordinary young sgs to defer marriages n thus IMPEDE BIRTH-RATE.

    On one hand,the govt seems so stringent on non-citizens buying free-hold landed properties in the name of regulating pricee.
    On the other hand,why the G is so lax in letting non-sgs to buy HDB FLATS to $PECULATE N EARN RENTALS?

    A HDB OWNERSHIP REFORM IS IN LINE.

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  • xoxo:

    Delaying marriages by younger sgs will lead to problems in fertility issues as well as *quality* of babies.
    Some older newly wed women may even get used to the idea of not re-producing n prefer to remain CHILDLESS as their energy levels reduce with age.
    A child-bearing woman under 30 is not the same,on average,as one above 30.

    MANY of the Govt policies seem to CONtradict that of its own Population policy???

    **Small space oso can make babies.**
    How encouraging?!!!
    And,of course,*milk is MILK*.

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  • xoxo:

    The EAGERNESS N ENERGY LEVELS OF YOUNG COUPLES TO GET MARRIED N REPRODUCE IS BEING SAPPED BY MANY OF OUR GOVT POLICIES AS WELL AS THE *INFLATEDNESS* OF inflation here.
    COL is now a sort of PUBLIC /NATIONAL DISEA$E!!!

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  • 2Daft2Live:

    Singapore is an ideal monopoly game with its limited land and the world’s 2nd most densely populated country (https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-by-density). If all the people here are in a game of monopoly then the banker is none other than the govt. And in a game of monopoly, everybody knows that the banker is the ultimate winner. The players will be trying to outbid and kill each other through ever higher property prices while the banker laughs at the players’ foolishness and greed. Those who cannot afford to buy any property are out of the game while the majority can barely keep themselves alive and stay in the game.

    The saddest part is that unlike the traditional game, we constantly have new players who are ever eager to join this game. These new players are the next generation of young SGers who are trying to raise their families. Unfortunately, they are at a severe disadvantage vis-a-vis the existing players unless they have rich parents or a wealthy inheritance. If you don’t have these 2 good conditions then either don’t have any children and/or don’t get married. Which explains why we have the 3rd lowest total fertility rate in the world (https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/total-fertility-rate) and an ever increasing singles population across all age groups (https://tablebuilder.singstat.gov.sg/table/TS/M810581). Keep up the good game, Sinkapoor!

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  • Trust only myself:

    Without capitalism and $600K BTO flat how would the liars take their millions……no rocket science.

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  • Lees Betray Singaporeans:

    To BETRAY others and save one’s skin is in THE LEE’s DNA. We saw it when the Japanese occupied Singapore. Lee Kayu worked for the Japanese, only he knew how many Singaporeans died because of him. No one what work he did for the enemy although he claims that he was a translator. He was a trait** and a coward who broke up families and jailed his political opponents without trial. Hundreds of unborn children died because of his STOPEAT TWO policy. He was a tyrant but a blatant lier.

    His son follows his father’s mantra of WHAT IS WRONG WITH COLLECTING MORE MONEY. He has open the floodgate wide for his Darling FTs. Singaporeans FELL LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. The two sacred cows of the PAP, HDB and CPF are SO BROKEN that ALL THE CLOWN’S MAN CANNOT PUT IT TOGETHER AGAIN.

    Singaporeans will realise that THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO OWN A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS NOR CAN THEY RETIRE. All motherhood statements about LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND is ALL VOTE BUYING. The actual statement is NO PAP CRONIES WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Look at this article. Is it not clear that $inkieland is the choice for FT with money? Who gives a crap about $inkies and HDB? There is real money to be made selling the land to developers and getting a few million per condo.

    https://sg.yahoo.com/finance/news/good-class-bungalow-queen-astrid-061908135.html

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  • MarBowling:

    Lees Betray Singaporeans:
    June 24, 2022 at 5:53 pm (Quote)
    To BETRAY others and save one’s skin is in THE LEE’s DNA. We saw it when the Japanese occupied Singapore. Lee Kayu worked for the Japanese, only he knew how many Singaporeans died because of him. No one what work he did for the enemy although he claims that he was a translator. He was a trait** and a coward who broke up families and jailed his political opponents without trial. Hundreds of unborn children died because of his STOPEAT TWO policy. He was a tyrant but a blatant lier.

    His son follows his father’s mantra of WHAT IS WRONG WITH COLLECTING MORE MONEY. He has open the floodgate wide for his Darling FTs. Singaporeans FELL LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. The two sacred cows of the PAP, HDB and CPF are SO BROKEN that ALL THE CLOWN’S MAN CANNOT PUT IT TOGETHER AGAIN.

    Singaporeans will realise that THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO OWN A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS NOR CAN THEY RETIRE. All motherhood statements about LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND is ALL VOTE BUYING. The actual statement is NO PAP CRONIES WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.

    Response: Wow, what a Mother of All GREAT SUM UP and DESCRIPTION of the DNA of Lee Kayu FAMILEE! Hat off and salute! HEAVEN HAS EYES. KARMA AND RETRIBUTION WILL EVENTUALLY CATCH UP WITH THE LEE KAYU FAMILEE. MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES!!!!!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @forgottengeneration:
    I think so too that’s what Mr. Liu Tai Ker implied about the current LHL administration, when Liu said:

    “I would say, keep the housing price rising steadily and not in a crazy way. But how to make that transition — I think we need some economists’ advice. Because now it has gone crazy. If you suddenly control it, I don’t know what negative effect there could be. We need an economist to study it. But my wish is that we would go back to something more steady, so that our property price remain more predictable….”

    Actually don’t need an economist do it, all it needs is politician with the heart for the people to do it! Not the one who farted through his mouth “give every ounce of my strength to serve Singapore and Singaporeans”.

    If he wanted to do it, he could do it now and not waiting to be the next PM!

    Just hope in the next GE, no more 61% voters give this PAP a blank cheque to enrich themselves.

    For the long term interest of the nation and for future generations, vote out the PAP! Plain and simple!

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Are the pappies still maintaining the narrative that earning 1K monthly income can own a HDB? $8 can have heart bypass surgery? Or very quiet nowadays, hor? Becos of No Blaming Culture ….. again?

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  • Pappy is $$$erious, Kin Lian:

    Isn’t it true that 50% of your hdb flat price goes to pay Singapore Land Authority for the cost of the land on which the block is built – at market rates?
    Why does the people’s government not waive land prices for the public housing they are obliged to make affordable for common citizens? It is far from affordable for a long time now, too crazy expensive in fact except to be burdened financially for many long years.
    The Pappy motivations are all too evident: perpetually drain the people’s cpf savings funds to fill their SWF capital pool for the elitists’ multifarious crony commercial enterprises, here and worldwide….. What the freaking hell we voted you for? As People’s Representatives NOT own$elf-cheque- own$elf global crony capitalists who once upon a time got to study under a government scholarship …in order to serve the citizens whose money once sponsored them, citizens whose labours and wits, built this country up together!

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  • HDB, TB centre:

    HDB is taken over by TB. 30% of the block residents got TB.
    1 in 3 has TB. Are there 2 million people with TB?

    PAPPY is very relax. Still testing ONLY that block. The gov should be testing ENTIRE Bukit Merah. They should also test the schools and work places of these people. In fact, the gov must do random testing over the entire country.

    What has Singapore achieved? Singapore is a disease centre.

    Tuberculosis screening for residents and workers at Block 2 Jalan Bukit Merah is now mandatory after about 170 people who were screened earlier tested positive, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (Jun 24).

    The Health Ministry said in a news release that it will extend its tuberculosis screening for those living or working at the affected block to Jun 24 and Jun 25.

    This follows an earlier round of voluntary tuberculosis screening for these individuals from May 27 to May 31. On-site chest X-ray will also be conducted for selected residents who require further testing.

    “The extended screening exercise and further tests will be conducted free of charge. All persons living or working at the block who have not been screened for tuberculosis are required to participate in the extended screening exercise,” said MOH.

    “The screening is mandatory under the Infectious Diseases Act. Persons who have been recalled for further tests will also be required to complete these tests.”

    The Health Ministry added that staff members from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) have conducted visits to “non-respondent units” to engage and urge residents who had not been screened earlier to undergo screening.

    Screening is not necessary for individuals who had occasionally visited the block or vicinity as the risk of transmission to persons who are transient contacts of a tuberculosis case is low.

    MOH said a total of 574 out of 749 people from the block have attended the tuberculosis screening as of Thursday.

    “Of these 574 people screened, about 30 per cent have tested positive for tuberculosis through blood test,” said MOH, without specifying an exact number. This translates to about 170 individuals.

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  • P Against People:

    1K monthly income? How to survive? Buy food also not enough. Those elite even complain 2 million not enough.

    theforgottongeneration:
    Are the pappies still maintaining the narrative that earning 1K monthly income can own a HDB? $8 can have heart bypass surgery? Or very quiet nowadays, hor? Becos of No Blaming Culture ….. again?

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  • Trust only myself:

    TB not as contagious as covid……?

    Why now as many as 170 cases still checking only one block of flats……..the liars still dreaming a usual?

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  • #?!%*&:

    HDB is n longer housing for the people just like POSB is no more the people’ bank….PAP is certainly no more the peoples’ government….then again 60% of those that kept PAP in power are not people….just the lowest forms that resembles life…let nature take its course and they will kill themselves off….no pity for them….i will still enjoy myself and watch them suffer as the deserve it! The LEEch family, their beneficiaries supporters will not escape the clutches of Karma just like Mr and Mrs LEEch.

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  • ah seng:

    Debt trap to all citizens…. only winner is govt, elites.

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  • MarBowling:

    In the LATEST TB Saga at Bukit Merah, I SMELT A STINKO RAT as a SMOKE BOMB thrown out by Sneaky-eyed Ong Yee Con before he WILL PROCEED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT HOLEE COVID19 WAVE IN JULY 2022!

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  • James Lee:

    Wealthy individuals mainly from China and Malaysia are coming in doves snapping up whatever rent seeking investments they can find in Sg including HDB shops.It’s win win
    for them- PR plus the ability to transfer their “hard earned wealth” to a safe havens like SG.Let us not be oblivious to the possibility of money laundering in disguise .Just hope the ” what’s wrong with having more billionaire’s” PAP government will look closely into all possibilities.What do you think?

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  • Pap FAIL MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIE:

    THE PAP HAVE TURNED FROM A SOCIALIST GAGMT IN 1960 to a 300% CAPITALISTIC SYSTEM said the late OPPOSITION LEADER LEE SIEW CHOU ….IN 1990s.
    THE PAP THINK OF ONLY OF MONEY ,HOW MUCH THEY CAN SUCK OUT OF U….
    THAT WHY YOUNG AND OLD SINGAPOREANS WHEN RETIRED…BECOME ASSET RICH HAVING A HDB FLAT BUT CASH POOR.
    IF U DONT HAVE MONEY TO SURVIVE U STILL WOTRK TILL DROP DEAD

    THEY WANT U TO BE BEHOLDEB TO THEM….
    THEY GIVE A CHICKEN DRUM STICK BUT TAKE BACK THE WHOLE CHICKEN.
    U LOOK AT YOUR PUB BILL….READ THE BILL CAREFULLY….RUBBISH REMOVAL INCREASE BY 2 TO 3 DOLARS RECENTLY..
    WATERBORNE FEE ,WATER CONVERSATION FEE ALL GO UP…
    OLD COUNTRIES WATRE BILL PER CUBIC METRE FEE CENTS ONLY.
    OTHER COUNTRIES ELECTRICITY ONLY 6 TO 9 CTS PER KILOWAT HERE IS 26 CTS TO 29 CTS PER KILOWATTS.
    MANY TKS TO THE THOSE VOTE FOR PAP TO SHHOOT THEMSELEVS I THEIR OWN FEET.
    THE $300 EXTRA GOING TO GIVE U ON TOP THE 250 TO 400 FOR GST CASH VOUCHER
    IS PEANUT COMPARE WITH THE U MTHLY EXTRA COST U HAVE TO FORK OUT AVERAGING ABOUT $300 MORE FOR A SINGALE PERSON….IF U EAT OUTSIDE,AND BUY THINGS and,PERSONAL NEEDS OUTSIDE,

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  • NotMyProblem:

    ah seng:
    Debt trap to all citizens…. only winner is govt, elites.

    With the blank cheque given by the 61%, would you think the PAP would not make full use of it to enrich itself?

    PAP already said people agreed with its policies by voting them in. Very sorry for the 39% which did not voted for PAP is dragged into it!

    We are already witnessing the suffering of the younger generation. If we still give the PAP another blank cheque and a long runway, the next generation would be in a worst shape.

    God bless this generation and the next.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times :Quote-”SINGAPORE – A small fruit stall called Wang Sheng Li opposite Bishan bus interchange was packed on Saturday (June 25) evening, with most customers picking the best durians from a selection piled high on makeshift tables.

    More than 10 people were queueing with baskets of their choice finds to have the fruit removed from the shell and packed in styrofoam containers…..”Unquote.

    Response : Whether HDB has been hijacked by capitalism or not need Parliament to answer.However Singapore is definitely hijacked by expensive durians capitalism and profits ! Don’t ever believe that there is cheap durains .Once you go down,all those durians prices will be jacked up few hundreds percent profits to eat you up.All those evil women beasts backside behind the scene are making huge tons of profits selling durians ! No ???

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  • @James:

    You don’t understand pap. You ask cocks not to crow.

    James Lee:
    Wealthy individuals mainly from China and Malaysia are coming in doves snapping up whatever rent seeking investments they can find in Sg including HDB shops.It’s win win
    for them- PR plus the ability to transfer their “hard earned wealth” to a safe havens like SG.Let us not be oblivious to the possibility of money laundering in disguise .Just hope the ” what’s wrong with having more billionaire’s” PAP government will look closely into all possibilities.What do you think?

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  • Papeconomic$$$ is Cultic ...:

    “The people are the most important element in a nation; the (leading) spirits of the land and grain (sustenance) are the next; the sovereign is the least of all.”

    - Mencius the Sage

    * Capitalism & White(Pappy) Supremacy

    https://youtu.be/4zYAH-BZZTs

    When the 1% Crony Lords suppress the 99% laboring sheeples

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  • 10million man spoke:

    Mr.Ten-Million Liu TK has spoken
    ”I do worry that nowadays that public housing has become a kind of business venture rather than actually solving the housing needs. I feel that the implication may not be very good for the economic development of Singapore.”
    Perhaps 20 years too late.

    https://www.theedgesingapore.com/news/property/hdbs-liu-thai-ker-discusses-buying-property-singapore

    theforgottongeneration:
    There was an interview just this week with the original chief architect of HDB, basically he seems to confirm that the current PAP has screwed all the ideals and hard work of our earlier generations.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/the-man-who-helped-create-singapores-housing-boom-is-getting-worried-024848769.html

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  • 10million man:

    That one is part of the problem. Now that he is old, he wants to make up for his errors, is it? Even now, his worry is economic development of Singapore. People sardined, become servants in Singapore, he worry or not?

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    10million man:
    That one is part of the problem. Now that he is old, he wants to make up for his errors, is it? Even now, his worry is economic development of Singapore. People sardined, become servants in Singapore, he worry or not?

    We have to remember policies made in the 1960-70s were about survival mode. Things had to be good but not perfect – as in any undertakings, just ask startups or budding coys. Probably the 1G team envisioned that 20-25 years from then, the following teams would amend and make things BETTER – that is the conventional job & responsibility of successive leadership. Unfortunately, it appears the 2G team is just a handover lot and 3G clown team only know how to make things WORSE. Did the 1G team award themselves million$ salary? Why only 2G team and especially the 3G teams think they are ENTITLED to million$ pay, only to make things worse? So cannot (generally) blame this guy or his generation for today’s FAILURES.

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  • John Doe:

    MarBowling:
    In the LATEST TB Saga at Bukit Merah, I SMELT A STINKO RAT as a SMOKE BOMB thrown out by Sneaky-eyed Ong Yee Con before he WILL PROCEED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT HOLEE COVID19 WAVE IN JULY 2022!

    Of u read carefully the ST TB news, one can easily DETECT THERE was NO investigative journalism element in that article.

    What s there to it IS ENTIRELY a STALE PAP press information DISSEMINATION in classic PAP format.

    I think a Sec student write better essay than that.

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  • Observer:

    Read your HDB contract carefully.

    You are a long-term main tenant of a HDB flat. Not owner.

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