Singapore Poverty Rate Higher Than Phillipines And India?

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos recently that although it was ”no fun” being poor in Singapore, people were still ”less badly off” than the poor in other countries, including the US.

In the latest statistics provided by the Ministry of Social and Family Affairs (MSF), families living in poverty and relying on ComCare assistance jumped 43.45% in the three years between 2012 and 2015, from 20,572 families to 29,511 families. No statistic was given for 2016, but this is the worst poverty result ever officially reported in Singapore and coincided with other Asean countries , India and Phillipines

Poverty in Singapore Grew from 16% in 2002 to 28% in 2013. As such, it can said that 26% of Singaporeans are living in poverty in
Singapore.

The country’s poverty incidence for the whole of 2015 declined to 21.6 percent from 25.2 percent in 2012 and 26.3 percent in 2009, the
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported.

Poverty in the Philippines – Wikipedia [ LINK ]

The poverty rate is calculated by percentage. 20% of the population is poor disregarding if the population is 1000 people or 1 million people…

It shows the level of poverty in that country.. while 20% may be ok if in some underdeveloped developed countries, in countries like Singapore, it is not acceptable. because Singapore is considered a developed country and the acceptable limits should be around less than 5%.

 

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21 Responses to “Singapore Poverty Rate Higher Than Phillipines And India?”

  • M LuHsien Wrong - woof!:

    Hmm…. I’m guessing, either those poor from India and the Philippines managed to find their ways to become singaporeans and then lost their jobs thus increasing our poverty rate, or they (Indians and Pinoy) have stolen the lunches from singaporeans thus forcing more singaporeans into poverty.

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  • by a wide, wide margin:

    Poverty in Singapore Grew from 16% in 2002 to 28% in 2013. As such, it can said that 26% of Singaporeans are living in poverty in
    Singapore.

    … in a country where its leaders, including the Civil Servants who helped draft the PAP policies, pay themselves multimillion dollar salaries and bonuses, the highest in the world, and by a wide, wide margin.

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  • Bapak:

    With PAP in power, it will be 50% very soon.

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  • PAP.Guarantee.Win.GE2020:

    PM LEE: Although it was ”no fun” being poor in Singapore, people were still ”less badly off” than the poor in other countries, including the US.

    PM Lee is right.

    Singapore poor were still ”less badly off” than the poor in other countries, including the US.

    In Singapore, there is plenty of cardboxes for Singaporean poor to pick.

    In other countries, the poor do not even have cardboxes to pick to begin with.

    Singaporeans must be grateful to PAP. Without PAP, the poor will not even have cardboxes to pick.

    One old lady in Jurong Point Mall even pick cardbox in clean and cool aircon environment.

    Readers here can go Jurong Point Mall to see for yourselves how fortunate the poor are.

    Yes, PM Lee is right. Singapore poor were still ”less badly off” than the poor in other countries, including the US.

    Readers beware:
    Opposition will crash Singapore. Watch this video clip.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTmgwX8taQQ

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  • Timid by intimidation:

    Given the poor economic outlook, and we cannot and have never audited the GDP claims, and the tsunami of multiple huge tax hikes and new hikes, and wage stagnation and job posses, I DARE SAY OVERALL WEAPTH OF THE MIDDLE AND LOW CLASS PEASANTS THEIR OVERALL WEALTH HAVE DROPPED AND SHOULD DROP FURTHER.

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  • National woes:

    That person has no heart who satisfies his own stomach while his neighbour suffers in hunger.

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  • PPL Guaranteed Swindled GE50:

    Taiwan current opposition fighting with the previous opposition who currently is in the government.

    Taiwan current government who previously was the opposition also fought the current opposition who previously was in government.

    See the difference?

    Did Taiwan crashed?

    PAP.Guarantee.Win.GE2020: .

    Readers beware:
    Opposition will crash Singapore. Watch this video clip.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTmgwX8taQQ

    WP.Guarantee.Lose.Aljunied-Hougang.GE2020
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  • Sickies Deserve It:

    XJP is going all out to lift 30 million Chinese out of poverty. The dishonorable son, besides legalizing his own obscene pay, is creating poverty. He even suggest stealing lunches from others, and also import foreign trashes to steal your lunches.

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  • consensus by manipulation:

    poverty rate s actually around 30% in Singapore. as much as 5% may be undetected.

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  • pap selected INDIAN president:

    overheard in coffee shop. one 75 years old woman stall holder. the other 75 years old man customer.

    old man customer bought from old woman stall holder. old man customer asked how old woman stall holder? old woman stall holder said 75. old man customer, clap clap, says he was also 75. Year of the goat so he said.

    old man customer said so good to see 75 years old still working. 75 years old woman stall holder said she was so grateful to lky for the opportunity.

    we thought we heard them wrongly.

    we checked.

    they were indeed very happy with lky for the opportunity to be still working in coffee shop and to be buying in coffee shop at 75 years old.

    70% sheep are made of these. sigh.

    we also bought from the old woman stall holder. we didn’t know then. now we know she is 70% sheep we have since stopped spending our S$3 there.

    we have made it a point not to sustain livelihood of any pap Lj or pap Cb supporter because our lives are made harder if pap continues.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    pap lies. all of them. INDIAN is malay. INSIDE 200m is not within 200m. WTF.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • Meritocratic bluff:

    M LuHsien Wrong - woof!: Poverty in Singapore Grew from 16% in 2002 to 28% in 2013. As such, it can said that 26% of Singaporeans are living in poverty in
    Singapore.

    that is unacceptable for a developed country. Developing countries managed to reduce their poverty level.

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  • rukidding:

    They tell you the the GST increase to 9 % is still not the highest, when compared to other countries.

    But they didn’t tell you that they were not comparing Apples to Apples.

    They “conveniently forgot” to tell you that Other places GST may be high,…but their housing, parking and cars are definitely lower than us !!!

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  • 4th Gen mission:

    THe mission statement of bystander seat warmer rotten idiot, woody go jr’s much awaited 4th Generation based on the nfi yelping of the arrogant egocentiric rotten idiot $10菜头 and he has no problem to import foreign PMETs, the lunatic nfi import of large flock of foreign garbages and the wild call of Singaporean youth need not go to university degrees aren’t necessary while the Biws spending billions to link up with MIT, Yale, York and nbillions to educate foreign youngs from primary to postgraduates and the depraving defence of foreign scums like UK scumbag Chase and the German boss explled ingrate from PRC by ministers, Biws and the spineless plps would be ” enslaving Sinkies in their own homeland and the y with their plps will be rushing to po the foreign lps w ith Trump and his plps heading the flock.

    Woody, your time is shorted by the younfg punks. Join Tan Cheng Bok and adding to Nathan noises of the environment as he has gone to po his old lp in the nether world while Jeya is watching above as some living veterents would be most happy to speculate out loud to u.

    What you do to your benefactor and comrades is coming back to u as the plp found a drooping lp that they rather castrate than po. That is the rule in plpism Rotten Idiot seat warming Go jr.

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  • LIONS:

    IN OTHER FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES where there are more NATIONALS ACTIVE IN THE WORKFORCE N EARNING AN INCOME,GDP PER CAPITA may still be apllicable,albeit with misgivings.

    in SIN CITY where THE NUMBER OF FTs/non-citizens are ACTIVE IN OUR LABOUR FORCE,we NEED to SEGREGATE GDP PER CAPITA OF CITIZENS TO THAT OF NON-CITIZENS BEFORE GROSSING THEM UP AS A BUNDLE???

    SAME FOR POPULATION STATS.

    ALREADY,our TINY SG has as much NON-CITIZEN CONTENT as THERE ARE SINgapore ‘citizens’!

    so,SEGREGATION OF CERTAIN NATIONAL STATS between LOCAL N FOREIGN CONTENT IS OF URGENT NECCESSITY TO REFLECT THE REAL STATE OF AFFAIRS,AM I RIGHT TO SAY?

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  • Not Worth Defending:

    Because the People are always AFRAID because they are Timid, I cannot expect them to have my back in times of crisis and war.

    So, this is why such a country and it’s people are Not worth defending. No one willing to SACRIFICE for SOCIAL JUSTICE.

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  • PAP.Guarantee.Win.GE2020:

    PPL Guaranteed Swindled GE50:
    Taiwan current opposition fighting with the previous opposition who currently is in the government.

    Taiwan current government who previously was the opposition also fought the current opposition who previously was in government.

    See the difference?

    Did Taiwan crashed?

    Many businesses are moving out of Taiwan.

    It will crash. It is a question when.

    You can keep yourselves update with this live news.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUPPkSANpyo

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  • HarderTruths:

    No we are not at the stage of Phillipines or India. I have been to both countries and worked there.

    Comparing life and poverty to those countries to $G is not only irrational it is also misplaced. This is another ‘apples vs coconuts’ that pappies love to use to confuse locals, who pay too much attention to numbers without looking at the basis of the comparison.

    Instead of useless comparisons the focus should be on the problem of WHY there is a lower standard of comparative living and how to address it in the local context. A solution for $G cannot be found by comparing it to India or Finland or Timbuctoo.

    Our problems are our own – same as our state of nationhood based on a multicutural and multiracial mix of people. We need to find our own answers to our own problems.

    If the pappies and supporters cannot see that then there is no hope.

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  • Talking Cock:

    PAP.Guarantee.Win.GE2020: Many businesses are moving out of Taiwan.

    It will crash. It is a question when.

    You can keep yourselves update with this live news.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUPPkSANpyo

    WP.Guarantee.Lose.Aljunied-Hougang.GE2020
    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    Majullah $PAP PAP Huat Huat Huat

    “crash” due to opposition party in Taiwan?

    Which one? KMT? DPP?

    When DPP was opposition? or when KMT was opposition?

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  • consensus by manipulation:

    Since the PAPPIES loves to do such comparisons, here comes the real statistics that break their propaganda.

    HarderTruths:
    No we are not at the stage of Phillipines or India. I have been to both countries and worked there.

    Comparing life and poverty to those countries to $G is not only irrational it is also misplaced. This is another ‘apples vs coconuts’ that pappies love to use to confuse locals, who pay too much attention to numbers without looking at the basis of the comparison.

    Instead of useless comparisons the focus should be on the problem of WHY there is a lower standard of comparative living and how to address it in the local context. A solution for $G cannot be found by comparing it to India or Finland or Timbuctoo.

    Our problems are our own – same as our state of nationhood based on a multicutural and multiracial mix of people. We need to find our own answers to our own problems.

    If the pappies and supporters cannot see that then there is no hope.

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  • "Becoming North Korea ":

    a capitalist system of wealth with a communist result.pathetic

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  • Worse Than North Korea:

    Singapore will be worse than North Korea.

    North Korea is now on the path of denuclearisation and bringing better lives to it’s citizens. Kim Jong Um shall have the honour of surpassing his father and grand father, starting a revolution that will give North Koreans the Swiss Standard of Living.

    The whole world is now a different place, top leadership positions are now filled by the best talent, which makes Pinky and his Three Musketeers pale in comparison. They are just Mountain Tortoises living in their own delusions that they are the “best” while happily collecting their millions which to them are proofs of their unsurpassed talents, they are absolutely the best and no other World Leaders come close to collecting even a fraction of their pay. We can see how insecure they are, always preoccupied with looking down on fellow MPs from Workers’ Party.

    Countries all over the world are producing their own LKY. Even LKY praises Xi Jinping to be the Nelson Mandela of China. While PAP is leading us nowhere and silently dropping the Swiss Standard of Living promise, as Pinky distances himself from Woody.

    Woody is really a sad case, like a discarded piece of deadwood that no one remembers. LHL was lucky to be LKY’s son. The next chosen one will probably end up as another piece of deadwood. While Singaporeans wake up from the SG100 delusion.

    "Becoming North Korea ":
    a capitalist system of wealth with a communist result.pathetic

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