The cost of living has been increasing, and when questioned about it, Mr Lim said
Switching to cheaper products can reduce the cost of living despite a rise in the CPI
As many have said, switching to cheaper products doesn't reduce the cost of living. It reduces the standard of living, which cost less to maintain. If I used to live in 5 room flat, and I changed to a 3 room, it cost less for me, but my standard of living is lower. Same if I used to eat at meat with rice, I can switch to beansprouts with porridge.
What I am disturbed about is this, isn't it the government's duty to increase the standard of living for the citizens? Why are we paying our ministers a world-class ministerial salary to tell us to lower our standard of living?