18 Oct '11, 3am

Parliament: Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim spars with PAP MPs over happiness gauge

Parliament: Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim spars with PAP MPs over happiness gauge

Ms Sylvia Lim said international opinion showed that GDP is inadequate to represent the state of happiness or sustainability or well-being of a society. -- ST FILE PHOTO By Tessa Wong Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim locked horns with PAP MPs Cedric Foo (Pioneer) and Heng Chee How (Whampoa) on Monday over her criticism of the Government as too focused on gross domestic product growth, at the expense of Singaporeans' happiness. In her maiden speech as an elected MP, Ms Lim (Aljunied GRC) said Singapore had co-sponsored Bhutan's resolution at the United Nations General Assembly titled Happiness: Towards A Holistic Approach To Development. She wanted to know what measures the Singapore Government planned to put in place to measure happiness and how its policies over the next five years would be guided by such indicators. She also observed that headline figures on GDP growth...

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