Former Minister Chan Chun Sing in his rally speech claimed that the poor in Singapore do not need money and that money is not going to help them, rather, the poor need care and concern.
“Many think just because you give money you can solve the problem. No. If you have walked the ground and talked to community leaders, you’ll know better. They need care. They need concern.”
The PAP candidate for Tanjong Pagar GRC also shot down the Reform Party’s proposal to give $300 a month to every child below 16, $500 a month to seniors above 65, claiming that this is not “the way we do business in this government”.