Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, delivered the FY2009 Budget Statement in Parliament on Thursday, 22 January 2009 at 3.30pm. The speech was delivered in 2 parts with a 20 minute break midway through the speech at approximately 4.40pm.
A ”live” webcast of the Budget Speech was available at the Singapore Budget website. The Budget Statement was also uploaded progressively on the Singapore Budget website as the speech was being delivered. The Budget Speech was also broadcast ”live” over Channel NewsAsia, with Chinese translation on dual sound mode, and over the radio by 938Live.
Members of the public could visit the Singapore Budget website to subscribe to the Budget Statement mailing list. They would 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 was available for subscription until 2pm on 22 January 2009.
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 are 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
- Online Feedback Portal
- SMS (through REACH) to 9-SPEAK-UP (9-77325-87)
- Fax 6332-7435 (Attn to: Budget 2009 Feedback)
- Phone 1800-226-0806 (toll-free)
Mondays to Fridays from 0830 – 1730 hrs
- Mail to
Ministry of Finance
100 High Street
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