We wrote into the HDB this morning to enquire about their stance on community cats in HDB estates. As some of you know, there has been much made of the fact that cats are not allowed in town councils because the HDB rules do not allow cats IN flats. As a result, the town council chairperson, Dr Teo Ho Pin, felt it should be extended to town councils and the common areas as they were administering HDB estates for the HDB.
The HDB wrote back very quickly and their reply states that their rule only applies to cats in flats and is not applicable to cats in town council estates. I am sure that this will be a very useful clarification for officers and MPs who may have misunderstood what the HDB rule referred to.