Singapore Media Watch

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Online petition: Say NO to GST Hike

Contrary of what reported on the media, the proposed GST hike from the current 5% to 7% (read: here) was vehemently opposed by the online community in Singapore.

Far from being muted and restrained, Singaporeans from all walks of life have registered their unhappiness on internet forums.

A petition was set up by an anonymous netizen to protest against the hike:

Tell us what you think about the proposed GST hikes here.


  • Lets see if really the lower income group will indeed benefit from the ''enhanced social safety nets''.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:51 PM  

  • Quite a stroke of genius this announcement. Now this will increase spendings for the next 6 weeks till year end for big ticket items like houses,cars, etc. This will boost figures for Q4 and for year 2006 as a whole. Applaud!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 PM  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:21 AM  

  • Economic Depression is coming around the corner, possibly around the end of 2007 or early 2008. So its time to do something to boost up the economy as the momentum is starting, to make it move faster so that when the Depression hits this momentum would overlap it a bit, in order to
    make it less painful for all.

    By Blogger Itsalonglongtime, at 4:47 AM  

  • This is evil - pure and simple. What a bunch of nasty bloodsucking mandarins! Poor need help - government has no money to help - so raise the worst tax of all, the GST. Brilliant idea - can only work in Singapore.

    Elsewhere the people will protest till government realizes their folly!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:33 AM  

  • dont waste your time lah. you seriously think your little petition can do anything to PAP's resolve to raise taxes. by now you should know.PAP never listens to anyone. debate is all for show

    By Blogger Gpaddington, at 8:49 PM  

  • The fact is: The poorer you are the more the GST is going to make you poorer

    By Anonymous best, at 11:35 PM  

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