31 Jan '13, 10am

In October last year, this website published an article about the lack of clarity of the Government over the...

In October last year, this website published an article about the lack of clarity of the Government over the...

In October last year, this website published an article about the lack of clarity of the Government over the target population size of Singapore. The announcement this week that PAP intends to raise this to 6.9 million has only added to the confusion. In 1993, under former prime minister Goh Chok Tong, the Government published its blueprint called The Next Lap in which it stated that a 4-million population was a comfortable figure. In 2007, former minister for national development Mah Bow Tan changed the figure to to 6.5 million: "A recent review of our long-term land use and transportation plan concluded that we have enough land to cater to a population of 6.5 million." (The post seems to have been removed. Reference: Mah Bow Tan: Why we need 6.5 million people, PAP website, March/April 2007, www.pap.org.sg/articleview.php?folder=PT&id=1758 .) Mr Mah was then contradicted...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/2013-01-31-5540

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