YOUR VIEW: Gov't should be consistent with HDB policy

A reader says the govt should be consistent with HDB's current mandate of providing affordable public housing. (Yahoo! file photo)

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I agree with Mr Tan Teck Kwong's views and suggestions on HDB owners being allowed to own private property.

Why allow HDB owners to own private property and not vice versa? It is unfair.

Another point is why HDB owners are allowed to rent out their flat for long-term leasing while they stay in their private property. It defeats the original purpose of the HDB's fundamental objectives of providing public housing.

The previous policy was to require the HDB owners to sell/release their HDB unit upon acquiring their private property. If HDB owners are residing in their private property, why allow them to own HDB flats?

Tea Lay Hoon, 43, professional