Trust lost, trust yet to be found

By Howard Lee Watching the unfolding of the Population White Paper was like watching a Channel 8 drama serial. The debate in Parliament was filled with emotional ups and downs, overflowed with conflict, and even featured on of its key actors close to tears. The ending – 77 ayes to 13 nays – was predictable, … Read more

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 … Read more

Behaviour of Bonobos and Chimps Tell Us A Lesson on Over-Crowding

By Edmund LimI refer to “6.9 million population is a projection: S Iswaran” Even though it is just a projection, we must be vigilant against the false notion that having more youths will help bolster the ageing population. The responses so far have been on data and projection figures. Many economists have argued that more … Read more

Democratic Progressive Party unveils new faces, discusses White Paper on Population

By Benjamin Cheah Mr Benjamin Pwee, Acting Secretary-General of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), introduced today three new faces to the public. They are Mr Winston Lim, Ms Juliana Juwahir and Ms Fatimah Tamizzudin. This move is set to revitalise the DPP, a formerly dormant party last seen in the 2006 General Elections. The four … Read more