Extend Baby Bonus to all kids under 7

I am a mother of six children and was excited about the expansion of the cash gift to the fifth and subsequent children under the Baby Bonus scheme ("Newborns to get bigger Medisave grants and Baby Bonus"; Aug 24).

However, I was disappointed to learn that the new rules apply only to the fifth child born this year onwards.

The Government should apply the expansion of the scheme to children who are the fifth child and above and who are under seven years old, especially for needy families.

Jayaletchumi Supramaniam (Madam)