Singapore PRs unhappy over stricter rules for them to sublet HDB flats
Posted by temasektimes on July 12, 2012
When the one-year period expires, the application to extend the approval will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The total period of subletting during the flat owners’ entire duration of the flat ownership is capped at five years.
Radio station FM 95.8 conducted a call-in session yesterday evening to seek public opinion about the new ruling and was inundated by calls from angry PRs protesting against the new rules.
One Malaysian lady in her early 30s said Singapore PRs are here to ‘help’ Singapore and Singaporeans should ‘appreciate’ them instead of ignoring their ‘contributions’.
Another arrogant PRC man quipped that PRs are being treated as ‘second class’ people in Singapore. He then asked that with the new ruling, can his son served two fewer months of NS in the future.
The next caller is a Singapore PR from another Asian country who criticized the new HDB rule as sending a ‘wrong’ message to foreigners who may be contemplating taking Singapore citizenship.
On the other hand, Singaporeans are unhappy that it took so long for HDB to introduce the new ruling to prevent PRs from profiteering from subletting their HDB flats.
Young PAP leader and new citizen from India Sinha Shekhar once boasted arrogantly on REACH Facebook that he owns a private property and a HDB resale flat which he rented out for income.
“I pay really high for the resale flat and the rents am collecting is not enough to pay for instalments I owe the bank…Just because I own a private property, I don’t have to pay higher tax.”