Singapore netizens challenge Critical Spectator’s controversial assumptions on lotteries’ spending and cost of living

In a recent Facebook post, the Polish blogger ‘Critical Spectator’ stirred debate, implying that Singaporeans spending S$10 billion on gambling shouldn’t lament living costs.

However, netizens countered, pointing out the potential impact of the rising cost of living on driving individuals towards desperate betting.

They urged the foreign blogger to provide evidence supporting the claim that “many average locals waste money on lotteries”.

And true enough, a 2021 survey conducted triennially by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) revealed that the median monthly betting amounts among gamblers decreased from S$30 in 2017 to S$15 in 2020, with 89 per cent of gamblers betting S$100 or less per month.

PM Lee and wife put in good words for Tharman and Ng but not Tan Kin Lian

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong endorses former Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam for the upcoming Presidential Election, commending his extensive experience and contributions to Singapore.

Meanwhile, Ho Ching, PM Lee’s wife, former Temasek CEO praises former GIC CIO Ng Kok Song for his vision and dedication to Singapore.

Notably, no comments have been made regarding Tan Kin Lian’s candidacy.