April 12, 2002
Singapore Democrats

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“My family will have a big problem if they increase the GST. We spend about $60 a day. We cannot afford the extra 2 per cent. It is a lot of money for us.”
– Mr Sudarsannan, a part-time shop assistant earning $1200 amonth. He has two children, lives in a four room flat and was retrenched from a $3,500 job last year. Straits Times, Apr 12 2002

“I buy my clothes when I travel overseas on business. So the GST wouldn’t affect me very much. Yet, I will have a higher income because I don’t have to pay so much in taxes.”
– Ms Olivia Lim, CEO of listed company Hyflux. Straits Times, Apr 12 2002