Sometimes our ministers just don’t help themselves. I mean talk about stupid! Even I can tell you HDB flats have gotten smaller over the years. My parent’s 3-room flat bought in the 1980s is just a little smaller than my sister’s 4-room flat bought a few years ago. Worse; even the HDB admit the flats has gotten smaller. Just look at their website and it will show that a normal standard flat in Farrer Road built in 1974 is 120 sq m while a normal standard flat at Yishun to be completed 2015 is 110 sq m. It’s a matter of public records!
I can only imagine that this was a slip of the tongue or that Mr. Khaw was answering a question from the audience because it is such a silly mistake that it’s hard to imagine anyone putting something like this in a written speech.