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REALLY, NO RESPITE FOR CONSUMERS
The nation-builder press, Apr 24 2003.
The nation-builder press, May 11 2003.
The above story quoted workers leader Mr Lim Boon Heng, the minister without portfolio: "With the SARS outbreak having badly affected many industries, labour chief Lim Boon Heng thinks cost-cutting measures are necessary."
But earlier on May 7, the
$ingapore government wanted everyone to start shopping.
are rising. Wages are falling. Unemployment is rising. And the government's
solution: Go shopping!"
- The young, restless and cynical Mirror of Opinion, May 12 2003.
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GOOD STORY, PART 2
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The nation-builder press, Mar 13 2003.
According to General Lee Hsien Loong in the above report, "times are bad but costs have gone down, not up" he argued in $ingapore's parliament.
On March 25, 2003, the Asian Wall Street Journal published this:
On the same
day (Mar 25, 2003) in $ingapore, the nation-builder press published this:
But $ingapore's newest nation-builder press, Today, offered another view:
By Mar 28, it offered yet another look at consumer prices:
Then on Apr 24, 2003, we read this in the nation-builder press:
It said: "Prices rise for fifth month in a row."
Good story, nation-builders.
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The nation-builder press, May 7 2003
JOBLESS SINGAPOREANS FACING INCREASINGLY HIGHER PRICES ARE NOW ENCOURAGED TO SPEND???
IN SEVEN MONTHS, PRICES WILL GO UP AGAIN DUE TO THE NEW 5 PER CENT GST TAX.