One in five Singapore households can’t make ends meet. The poorest 20 per cent continue to earn less than they have to spend.
This was not mentioned by the Straits Times and Today though they both quoted the Household Expenditure Survey.
“Household incomes up, with bottom 20 per cent seeing fastest rises,” said the Straits Times front-page headline.
What went unsaid was, their incomes had still not caught up with their expenditures.
This is mentioned in the survey report — not in the executive summary, but deeper inside.