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My Wishlist for Singaporeans in 2015, Amidst Rising Living Costs and Diminishing Savings

A year has come and gone. Only a week left before the dawning of another year and as usual there will be hopes for a better tomorrow to many. To some, the days may not be brighter no matter how much they hope and pray.

To the many who are already living a rich and eventful life, when everyday is a bliss, they must be wishing that nothing changes, and everyday be the same happy day forever. As a country and a people, many are not sharing the wealth and prosperity of the successful and the widening social and economic divide is there as a reminder that things could be better and have to better for those on the wrong side of the divide.

Those that have lost their jobs and retired, those going to lose their jobs, those going to retire, unless they have bags of gold under their beds, the high cost of living and medical care will be their utmost concern when the income stream is diminishing or just living on their savings.

I would like to share the traditional 7 wishes for the seven days of Christmas with all Singaporeans.

The first wish is for Singaporeans to live with pride and dignity in their home country.

The second wish is for a new govt that practises honesty, transparency and accountability to the people of this island.

The third wish is for a new govt that the people do not have to fear, but respected.

The fourth wish is for the Silver Brigades to continue to live a productive life, those that can work should continue to work in decent and respectable jobs and not fearing when they would be replaced by foreigners.

The fifth wish is for the return of the CPF savings to the people and not for it to be turned into another animal, can see but cannot touch.

The sixth wish is for the lowering of the cost of living in basic needs like food, medicine, education and childcare.

The seventh and final wish is for an inclusive society where more able, honest and self less Singaporeans would step forward to serve the people fearlessly.

These are very simple wishes but not easy to be fulfilled and not likely to come true if there is no real change in the political system. We have seen only cosmetic changes so far and there were as good as nothing changes. Let’s hope 2015 will be a year of real positive changes for the betterment of Singaporeans and their future generations.

This commentary was written by Chua Chin Leng.
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