Sylvia Lim on Fortitude Budget

June 2020

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Sylvia Lim on Fortitude Budget

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COVID-19 has exposed “blind spots” which must be looked at as Singapore moves towards long-term recovery. MP Sylvia Lim made this point in Parliament on Thursday (Jun 4) during the debate on the Fortitude Budget. She said the Emerging Stronger Taskforce would benefit from having more diverse voices to address issues such as the impact of the pandemic on gender inequality. She also suggested having more “stabilisers” in the system, saying if there had been schemes like redundancy or unemployment insurance, the Government might not need to spend so much to support workers in this crisis.