ERP increase – Tak Boleh Tahan!

June 26, 2008
Singapore Democrats

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Activists protested against the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) by unfurling a Tak Boleh Tahan! banner underneath the ERP gantry at Bras Basah.

The Government recently put up several more gantries along Fullerton Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road. Gantries have also been erected outside the city centre, for example at Toa Payoh Lorong 6.

In addition the rates for the ERP have been steadily increasing over the past few years. ERP charges have also been implemented on Saturdays as well as in the evenings along the expressway to charge motorists on their way home.

The ERP does not serve the intended purpose of controlling traffic and reducing congestion in a meaningful way. But it has been a windfall for the Government in terms of revenue collection.

In addition the charges have added to the already burdensome cost of living for Singaporeans. It is also crippling small- and medium-sized businesses.

Tak Boleh Tahan! activists are not willing to sit by and do nothing while the PAP exploits the people. Singaporeans are encouraged to get active and protest against the greed of the ruling party.

Protesters were also at hawker centres to protest against rising food prices (see photo on left). The Tak Boleh Tahan! activists call on Singaporeans to join the campaign and tell the PAP: “We can’t take it anymore!”

If everyone just sits back and does nothing, the PAP will continue to exploit and run roughshod over us. So stand up for your rights!

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