Pulling her numbers from nowhere, PAP MP Tin Pei Ling in Parliament today claimed that each Singaporean and permanent resident has received S$23,225 from the government during the coronavirus outbreak.
The PAP MP even praised the PAP government as “among the top countries” in terms of financial assistance:
“Singapore is among the top countries in terms of relief given per citizen or permanent resident at S$23,225 per capita. While a coarse estimation, the figures give a good sense of the Government’s determination in supporting Singaporeans and the country through this crisis.”
Each Singaporean adult had only received S$600 back in April.
The PAP government has instead spent nearly S$100 billion in this coronavirus outbreak, with businesses being key beneficiaries.
MP Tin Pei Ling then said Singaporeans should “put back” the money “they took” from the reserves, suggesting that taxes be rapidly raised after the outbreak:
“We have a duty to use this pot of gold wisely and make sure that we put back what we took once we can. So that our children and their children will continue to have this asset to fall back on when they face the crisis of their generation.”