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2009 Budget Statement To Be Delivered At 3.30pm On Thurs, 22 Jan

20 Jan 2009

Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will deliver the FY2009 Budget Statement in Parliament on Thursday, 22 January 2009 at 3.30pm. The speech will be delivered in 2 parts with a 20 minute break midway through the speech at approximately 4.40pm.

2. A ''live'' webcast of the Budget Speech will be available at the Singapore Budget website ( The Budget Statement will also be uploaded progressively on the Singapore Budget website as the speech is being delivered.The Budget Speech will also be broadcast ''live'' over Channel NewsAsia, with Chinese translation on dual sound mode, and over the radio by 938Live.

3. Members of the public can visit the Singapore Budget website to subscribe to the Budget Statement mailing list. They will receive the Statement via email after it has been delivered in Parliament by the Minister for Finance. This year, members of the public can also choose to receive key highlights of the Budget through SMS (Short Message Service). These two free services will be available for subscription until 2pm on 22 January 2009.

4. Following the Budget Statement, members of the public can share their views with the Ministry via the post-Budget feedback channels listed below. The channels will be available from 6pm on 22 January 2009. The Ministry of Finance welcomes views from the Public on initiatives announced in the Budget Speech.

Post-Budget feedback channels

a. Online Feedback Portal

b. SMS (through REACH)
to 9-SPEAK-UP (9-77325-87)

c. Fax 6332-7435 (Attn to: Budget 2009 Feedback)

d. Phone 1800-226-0806 (toll-free)
Mondays to Fridays from 0830 - 1730 hrs

e. Mail to
Ministry of Finance
100 High Street
#10-01 The Treasury
Singapore 179434