People's Association discusses budget with Malay/Muslim grassroots leaders

SINGAPORE- More than 150 Malay/Muslim grassroots leaders discussed measures announced for this year's Government Budget at a dialogue on Monday evening (April 4).

The annual dialogue by the People's Association's Malay Activity Executive Committees Council was attended by members from from organisations such as Mendaki and Jamiyah as well as Malay Activity Executive Committees (MAEC) islandwide.

Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Mr Saktiandi Supaat hosted the dialogue at the Grassroots Club in Ang Mo Kio.

Participants sought clarifications about criteria for the Silver Support Scheme and how small and medium enterprises as well as micro businesses could benefit from the budget.

Others asked whether the use of Skillsfuture credits could be extended to those applying for driving licences for work purposes and if the Child Development Account can be extended to single parent families.

"The feedback gathered from the dialogue can be raised to the relevant agencies and ministries to see how they can further help the community ," said Mr Saktiandi, who also helms the future ready advisory committee for self-help group Mendaki.