Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat

When questioned what is the government going to do to ensure food supply do not get disrupted, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat pointed his fingers at Singaporeans saying they should not be wasting food instead:

“Reducing food wastage was a very important part of Singapore’s plan to boost food security. We have to think about how we can reduce our own food waste. And in that way, we can meet our needs without an excessive strain on the system.”

In addition, the PAP millionaire minister said the food supply can be secured if shops donate their food to the needy:

“For example, a bakery distributes unsold bread and cakes which are still fit for consumption to those in the neighbourhood who may need them. So that is the kind of spirit that I hope we all have in order to ensure the security of our food sources, to ensure that we have adequate supply.”

Minister Heng Swee Keat also blamed Singaporeans for being choosy on higher food prices imported from further countries aside from Malaysia:

“Indeed, I would encourage fellow Singaporeans and people in Singapore to explore different options and that way, by being open to a greater variety of food, it means that our imports, our new sources can be better accepted.”