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Transport-fare hike: PAP breaking election promise yet again
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:05:55 pm »
The announcement of transport fare increase lays bare the empty rhetoric of the PAP’s election promises.

At the lunchtime rally during the 2015 GE, Mr Lee Hsien Loong boldly  proclaimed: “The promise is: We will work with you to make Singapore better for you and your children.”

Three years later, he performs yet another about-face by raising public transport fares. The increase is only the latest round of price hikes his administration has piled on Singaporeans since his election  pledge.

The other increases include water price by an astounding 30%, carpark fees by 27%, town council S&CC, ERP rates, electricity and gas  tariffs, university fees, and kindergarten and childcare centre rates.

Soon to follow will be the introduction of a sugar tax and carbon  tax. Not satisfied, the PAP will increase the GST from the current 7% to 9%.

The bus and MRT fares increase defies logic. While the SMRT was unjustifiably generous with its elite employees like Mr Desmond Kuek – it paid the former CEO $1.87 million in 2016 and $2.31 million the year before despite a disastrous tenure – the company sees it fit to stick it to the average commuter with another fare hike.

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum/current-affairs/transport-fare-hike-pap-breaking-election-promise-yet-again