How far has PAP deviated from its original goals?
‘This was the plan which we had from the very beginning, to give everybody a home at cost or below cost and as development takes place, everybody gets a lift, all boats rise as the tide rises. "We are investing to bring it up to date and you pay a token sum, the government carries the rest and HDB has been doing a fine job to give you an environment that you have today," Mr Lee shared.’ This is part of his speech during a Tree Planting session at Havelock Road last Sunday.
In his latest speech LKY recalled the original plan to give every Singaporean a home that would appreciate its value over time. This the PAP has done very well. In his speech he also touched on the pricing policies of HDB flats. ‘…you pay a token sum, the govt carries the rest…’ Is this still the case?
We must give full credit to his generation of leaders for doing what they preached and delivering them, cheap housing at a token price and appreciating home values. They have been there and done it. I think all the older Sinkies who have bought their flats during the early years will confirm this truth.
What is the new social contract?
The issue or trouble today is the mission of the new leaders. Are they still practicing the old policies of giving every Sinkie a home at cost of below cost? Are there Sinkies being deprived or disqualified from owning a home? Are Sinkies being made to pay sky high market driven prices?
The support for the old leaders for their good policies for the good of the people was genuine. Are the new leaders and their pro people policies gaining the same kind of support for the older leaders?
What do you think?