At yesterday’s National Day Rally, Lee Hsien Loong talked about improving the salaries of low-wage workers and helping businesses. He promised that they will have better pay within the next 2 years.
He said that the government will extend a helping hand but Singaporeans must also share the cost of supporting businesses.
“Pay a little bit more for some of our favourite things, like bubble tea or bak chor mee… to help the shop cover higher cleaning and waste collection costs.”
Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng speculated that Singaporeans will not want to pay as we are selfish and immature:
He also said: “If you want to profit off low-wage workers, don’t pretend to have a bleeding heart.”
What do you think? How much does he earn and who is he to tell us about cost of living?