The issue of public housing is one that needs to be dealt with urgently. The prices of our resale HDB flats have continuously risen for the last two and a half years. The Government’s cooling measures have barely made a dent in this. At the same time, many young couples continue to face long waiting times for their BTO flats.
We welcome and will accept the Government’s challenge to have a parliamentary debate on these issues. We will not shy away from the opportunity to have a free and frank discussion and present our policy ideas, so long as this debate is conducted in good faith by both sides of the House.
We call on the Government to be open to alternative ideas, be transparent about the 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 situation of our public housing, and 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 that everyone on both sides of the House has Singapore’s interests at heart, so that this debate can be a good starting point for a solution that resolves the many issues in our public housing policies today.
There will be no winners or losers in this debate – but all Singaporeans 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 lose if we do not discuss the many issues around public housing and allow the status quo to continue.
Singaporeans deserve better.
For Country, For People