Tag Archives: White Paper 2013

AVA: 62 farms to be affected by land use changes
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 6

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 Read More

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Trust lost, trust yet to be found
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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 Read More

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Singapore's Economic Model – the fallacy of “growth at all costs” – Part 2
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by Rajiv Chaudhry   What happens when population grows exponentially? If Singapore continues to grow at even half the pace it has in the past, its economy in 20 years’ time will be worth over $400 billioni, even if the current crisis wipes Read More

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

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Dubious footnotes in the Population White Paper
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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 Read More

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Population growth: Losing the debate with an unsubstantiated case
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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 Read More

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Lesser Economic growth for a Better Singapore.
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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 Read More

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Population White Paper: Still not listening to us
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:44 pmTOC 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 Read More

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

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

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