Daily Archives: 2013-02-08

Statistics on the Population White Paper debate?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Care for lower-income in times of slowdown: Chan Chun Sing” (Channel NewsAsia, Feb 8). Slow-down in foreign labour? It states that “the White Paper has proposed to slow down the intake of foreign labour and new citizens, not just bringing in fewer immigrants each year, but allowing more time for adjustment.” Since …

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WP votes for a Sustainable Singapore

Press Release from Workers’ Party For the last one week, Parliament debated the motion to endorse the Government’s White Paper on Population entitled “A Sustainable Population for a Dynamic Singapore”. The Workers’ Party MPs voted against the Amended Motion in Parliament today. Although the Amended Motion captures some of the Workers’ Party concerns about the White Paper, fundamentally the White …

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Remembering Ong Teng Cheong, the people's president of Singapore

By Terry Xu “My loyalty is first and foremost, to the people of Singapore. It has always been so, and will always remain so.” – Ong Teng Cheong (1936 – 2002) I remember how I cried as I saw Madam Ling Siew May cry in live telecast.  Mr Ong Teng Cheong was playing on the piano in the President Charity …

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Population growth: Losing the debate with an unsubstantiated case

By Gordon Lee   Recent days have seen much scaremongering by politicians, businesses and the mainstream media about perils of calling bluff on the Government’s Population White Paper. But with the best of efforts to assuage the growing sense of apprehension over the targeted 30% increase (unless the Government has completely no control over the population, population projections equates population …

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Open letter to PM Lee on white paper debate

By Philip Ang   Dear PM Lee I refer to the Population White Paper debate in Parliament. MPs have provided feedback that Singaporeans are upset with the White Paper on population issues. Although Minister Khaw is aware that flawed immigration policies have “been painful for Singaporeans”, the government still wants to proceed with similar policies. The antidote for pain is …

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