A man who read up the most recent survey published by Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE) in October found out that the CASE have used food prices outdated up to 4 months.

According to the survey, the government statutory board published a list of hawker centres with cheap food like S$2 chicken rice and S$4 chicken Nasi Bryani.

However when Mr Ong, a civil servant, started going to the exact addresses for the cheap food, he found out most of the shops are not selling at these prices as CASE claimed, and most of them have increased their food prices. Some of the shops he visited were found to have closed down for as far back as in June. The CASE however claimed that they conducted a survey between July 16 and August 5 this year.

You may find the survey here.

The survey was titled “urging all hawkers to display food prices prominently at their stalls”, suggesting CASE is attempting to cover up food price increases.

Do you think government surveys and statistics can be trusted?

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