As a country, we have done better in 2022 coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the past year has been even more challenging for some of our countrymen.
There are also many issues that continue to plague our country. One of the most urgent ones is the public housing crisis from the surging prices of HDB flats. I have accepted the invitation from SMS Sim Ann to debate the public housing crisis in Parliament in 2023 in the hopes of starting a national conversation, and will push the Government to take more decisive action. I also look to get closure for the Ang Mo Kio SERS residents who suffered from anxiety over the last 8 months.
Singaporeans also continue to suffer from cost of living challenges due to inflation, which will be worsened by the GST hike starting today! While I expect the Government to increase expenditures because of the increasing economic risks over the horizon, I hope that most of that will be used to help Singaporeans.
Despite the economic uncertainties, the political agenda is likely to accelerate in 2023. The completion of the Forward Singapore Exercise and our Presidential Election in August or September will be harbingers for more political moves to come.
I thank you for your support and encouragement in my parliamentary journey so far, and I will continue to voice out for Singaporeans in Parliament.
I wish my fellow Singaporeans a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!
For Country For People.