“Opposition politicians who want a platform to share their ideas should organise their own forums. If their ideas are really better, people will support it. That’s how things work.” – Hri Kumar, Member of Parliament
TOC is by no means an opposition party, and we definitely don’t have the best ideas on the Central Provident Fund. But we do believe that there are people who do, and for a matter of national concern such as the CPF, it cannot just be a matter of partisan interest. A broader debate at a national level is necessary.
As such, we plan to organise a Policy Exchange forum on the CPF issue – open to all, to discuss what matters to all.
We would also like to welcome Roy Ngerng, blogger at The Heart Truths, as our moderator of this forum. We all know Roy as the “CPF blogger”, but few might realise that this will not be his first partnership with TOC. Roy has helped us previously with the lead-up articles for our Policy Exchange on healthcare in November 2013.
Roy would also not be the only voice at this forum – we hope to engage as many policy thinkers as we can.
What is the problem with the Minimum Sum and why are citizens unhappy about it? Are the CPF interest rates really justifiable? What is the problem with the lack of transparency in how citizens’ pension funds are used? Can we even think about junking the CPF system, and what are the alternatives? We hope to address some of these issues, and maybe more.
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