Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:55 AM
To: PM LEE
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Subject: Why is HDB concealing information which should be in the public domain?
Dear PM Lee
I refer to my queries to the HDB on information which should have been in the public domain. (an email enclosed below, and a few others)
HDB has not been forthcoming and has even quoted outdated statistics from a Hansard report dated August 2013.
Is it productive of HDB to take months to answer 2 very simple questions? Is this the standard of Public Service 21?
The government has frequently stated it wants to engage the public. However, this appears to be only lip service.
I hope the PMO will remind HDB executives of their role as public servants who are funded by taxpayers like me.
Thank you and have a nice day.
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:37 AM
Subject: 20161220 HDB has not answered my queries
Dear Mr Teo
Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, you have not answered any of my queries, which were:
1. What is the estimated number/percentage of citizens living in HDB flats?
2. What is the estimated number of foreigners living in HDB flats?
Perhaps you may not have understood my queries, so please allow me to elaborate.
For question (1), HDB should be able to disclose the absolute number of citizens living in public housing as it has all the records. Our latest statistics show there are 3.408 million Singaporeans. Out of 3.408 million Singaporeans, how many live in public housing?
For question (2), foreigners include PRs as well as those with work permits living in HDB flats. HDB has all the records of sub tenants as is required under its subletting rules. My question refers to the total absolute number of work permit holders and PRs living in public housing.
I hope the above helps you better understand my queries.
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:46 AM
Subject: 20161206 QUERIES ON HDB STATISTICS
HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Your Ref :
Our Ref :
Date : 15 Dec 2016
TEL : 64901026
EMAIL : Larry_SH_TEO@hdb.gov.sg
20161206 QUERIES ON HDB STATISTICS
Dear Mr Philip Ang
I refer to your request for statistics below.
2 The estimated resident population (i.e. Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) who stays in HDB flats is 3,200,000. Based on the Hansard report of the parliamentary sitting in Aug 2013, about 51,000 (or 6%) of HDB sold flats are fully owned by Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs).
SENIOR CORPORATE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP