30 Jan '13, 5am

The Government’s population White Paper, A Sustainable Population For A Dynamic Singapore, announced its...

The Government’s population White Paper, A Sustainable Population For A Dynamic Singapore, announced its...

The Government’s population White Paper, A Sustainable Population For A Dynamic Singapore , announced its intention to raise the population to 7 million. This is extremely worrying. The reasons for the new target have been offered before and appear to be re-packaged for the White Paper. The Government cites three pillars on which its policy rests: (1) maintain a strong Singaporean core, (2) create good jobs for Singaporeans, and (3) provide Singaporeans a higher quality of life. These pillars were used to defend its policy of increasing the population to the current level of 5.3 million. The results have been unsuccessful. A strong Singaporean core According to the World Bank, in 2010 the emigrant population in Singapore was 6.1 percent of the total population of about 5 million people which is about 10 percent of native-born Singaporeans. Skilled tertiary-educated Singapo...

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