I feel for the residents in Hougang and Potong Pasir. I feel especially for the old folks living in HDB flats that require lift upgrading - upgrading that is definitely long overdue. National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan believes that it is only FAIR to place PAP wards before Opposition wards when it comes to upgrading, since the residents in those wards have chosen the PAP - But how can the government even believe that they are being FAIR this way? Is it FAIR for the old folks in Hougang and Potong Pasir to suffer by not having lifts that stop at every floor of their ridiculously priced HDB flats?
Is tying upgrading priority to election results the sign of a caring government who takes into account the needs of ALL its citizens?
I hope Grace Fu, incoming Minister, National Development, would look into the matter seriously.
It was named the Ministry of National Development, not Ministry of Selective Development.