02 Feb '13, 12pm

Lucky Tan talks about the alternative proposal put forward by the National Solidarity Party...

It is quite amazing that a few days after the population white paper was released, both Minister Khaw and PM Lee, came out to explain that the 6.5-6.9M population figure are not targets but planning figures to ensure we have capacity for a larger population. This is very hard to accept because a large part entire white paper tries to justify these numbers based on the 3-5% GDP growth they aim to achieve on average in the coming years and tries to allay the fears of overcrowding by saying that we will have sufficient space in the future although we are suffering the overcrowdedness now. "We may never reach that figure. But as planners, we have to ensure that the infrastructure could accommodate such a figure, if need be," - Khaw Boon Wan[Link ] So we are now expected to believe the PAP govt will go on to build a city for 6.9M but will resist the temptation to import people ...

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