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Halimah offers to explain lease buyback scheme to Malay community

Published on Aug 24, 2014 7:59 PM
 
Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who is also the chairman of the Pioneer Generation Joint Committee, has offered to take the lead in efforts to explain the HDB lease buyback scheme to the Malay/Muslim community. -- ST PHOTO: KEMBURAJU THANGARAJAN

WITH people still struggling to understand the intricacies of the Lease Buyback Scheme, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is happy to take the lead in efforts to explain the scheme to the Malay/Muslim community.

In last week's National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the scheme would be extended to four-room Housing Board flats - bringing the five-year-old scheme back into the public eye.

It emerged as a top concern at a closed-door dialogue yesterday with 150 Malay/Muslim grassroot leaders, who had many questions about the scheme.

Madam Halimah said she will do so in her capacity as chairman of the Pioneer Generation Joint Committee, which explains the Pioneer Generation Package and Medishield Life to members of the community.

 
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