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Tag Archives: White Paper 2013

AVA: 62 farms to be affected by land use changes

62 farms in the Lim Chu Kang area to be affected by land use changes to build more HDB flats for larger population in Singapore. According to the statement by Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to local media. The western part of Lim Chu Kang will be needed for military purposes. These plots of land will replace the current training grounds that Ministry …

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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, although the future is left …

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Stop Trying to Frame the White Paper, We Can See the Truth

This article first appeared at Jentrified Citizen By Jen It is becoming irksome hearing and reading the government and the Straits Times telling us that we have all missed the woods for the trees by focusing on the 6.9 million population. Since the debate started over the Population White Paper, the PAP cohort and some of the MSM have come …

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Dubious footnotes in the Population White Paper

By Gordon Lee Last week, the Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (who heads the National Population and Talent Division) apologised for the error in footnote 12 in the population white paper which misrepresented nursing as being low-skilled. Yet, the misrepresentation is not limited to just footnote 12. Here is a selection of other misleading footnotes in the contentious White …

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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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Lesser Economic growth for a Better Singapore.

By Terry Xu Speaking at the parilament today, Mr Inderjit Singh, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC spoke out against the white paper on population. The first PAP MP who is speaking against the proposed white paper which would set a guideline for Singapore to increase its population to 6.5 - 6.9 million in 2030. While he agreed with that …

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Population White Paper: Still not listening to us

TOC Editorial – The Population White Paper published by the National Population and Talent Division could have just focused on the biggest problem that Singapore is currently facing – that of excessive immigration and our over reliance on the foreign workforce – and proposed ways to tackle that situation. Instead, what we had was an unnecessarily complex proposal that first …

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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" http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/69-million-population-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 working adults are needed to …

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