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TAN CHUAN JIN: ELDERLY CARDBOARD COLLECTORS ARE NOT POOR!

Elderly cardboard collectors are not "poor" or in poverty - or at least that's what Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) Tan Chuan Jin would have you believe. In a Facebook post yesterday, Tan said that he had received a report from ministry volunteers who had gone out to interview the elderly cardboard collectors in the Jalan Besar area in a bid to understand what motivates them. What they found "surprised" him and his volunteers.

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