In the year 2017 so far, Singapore has raised:
- Gas prices by 4.5% from 1 February.
Reason given: Global gas prices increase
- Raised the fees at Child-care centers by 5 per cent to 10 per cent.
Reason given: Manpower cost increase.
- Water rates by 30% in two stages.
Reason given: Help people prioritize to value and save water.
- increasing tax on diesel by 10cents (31sen) per liter.
Reason given: Change to fairer usage-based pricing to reduce pollution.
If one of the Singapore MPs is a sotong, he will say this is govt mismanagement, wastage and to bail out 1SDB.