The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up the Singapore economy. Many of us have been forced to think anew about how best to craft policies that can take us to a better future. There are many policy areas that need an overhaul, but one that does not get sufficient attention is consumer protection. Indeed, a persuasive case can be made that Singapore needs a much more vigorous approach to consumer protection. That will better ensure we achieve the two goals by which policies are measured against — whether they achieve fair treatment of the average citizen and whether economic growth is maintained at a vibrant level.

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