Jentrified – A good speech made by WP MP Yee Jenn Jong in Parliament today. His views and insights shows he understands the angst and pains that many of us ordinary Singaporeans are going through. If only the PAP MPs could put aside their pride and blind party allegiance to feel the heart of Singaporeans. Perhaps, just perhaps…
(Speech delivered on 6 Feb 2013 for the Population Debate)
A Singapore Core
Madam Speaker. I object the motion. The Workers’ Party is proposing an alternative model – one that is based on a dynamic population for a sustainable Singapore.
What is a sustainable Singapore?
Reading through the white paper, I get a sense that Singapore is a large factory. We need 2-5% annual economic growth. Our local workforce will shrink due to ageing and fertility issues. To achieve the targeted economic growth, the paper worked out that we need 1-2% yearly increases to our workforce. Based on that, Singapore will receive large number of immigrants. It could bring our population to 6.9 million within the next 17 years. There will be a population increase of up to 30% in an already congested Singapore. Most of us in this House will still be around 17 years from now. It will…
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