12 Nov '11, 5am

PM Lee: Singapore must continue to 'attract' talents Why not develop local talent? via @yahoosg

With the rise of the middle class in Asia , governments have to adjust to population pressures , said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong . As Singapore 's population becomes more educated and assertive, there will be more challenges, he said at an hour-long dialogue session at the CEO Summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), reported Channel NewsAsia . "We are a tiny little island; we need facilities, we need bus stops, we need to put childcare centres, we need to put community hospitals in different parts of the island," he was quoted as saying. But when these facilities are to be installed, residents will make requests for the facilities to be built elsewhere because it could affect their property value or add noise to the area, he noted, adding that he does understand such sentiments. The Prime Minister also noted that such problems are not u...

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