Be afraid... be very afraid... 10% GST coming..
Those finish NS haven MR got or not ? i already contribute leh...somemore 2 + 1/2 yrs, not 2 yrs...
9K better than nothing... those haven contribute got 9K, those already contribute how...
we just wait and see the details. that amount is just 'an amount'. how we NSman benefited from it, will be subjective. some of us still serving,some just 'retired' and some on reserve troop.
question is, will we,sons of this country who serve NS, get equally?
if everybody has 9000 in their pocket. let assume most add this 9000 to purchasing a house. they are willing to fork out 9000 cash as COV. do you think there is a diff?
or most have extra 9000 budget for a house at good location or higher floor, everybody fighting to maximise this 9000; it will jolly well jack up the price again...
yesterday, wanted to get a house to settle down in the far north. told the agent that i willing to pay 20k to 30k COV (heartache because it is hard earn money and also some money to buy furniture, cooker, ..)..
the agent tell me straight in my face that now COV now is 40K ; COV 30K is very difficult..
The labelled old Singaporeans will know that the S$9000, comes with many strings attached and are worried as the help comes in paying more.
Just look at the GST credit, on the day that it was given out, the electricity tariffs also goes up.
According to the Ministry of Defence Director Manpower, Mr Tan Kok Yam, Full-time National Servicemen and Operationally Ready National Servicemen must have reached the milestones on or after 29 Aug this year to be eligible for the award.
Means what ah? Me ORD in 2002 lei...
seems like it applies only to those who reach the milestones on or after 29 Aug?
those who already MR'ed will receive nothing ?