19 Jan '11, 2am

'Singapore needs immigrants due to low fertility rates'

SINGAPORE - Even as the Republic's total fertility rate hit rock bottom at 1.16 last year, the Chinese fertility rate - which remained the lowest among all the races - has sunk even lower to 1.02 from 1.08 in 2009. Such low fertility rates are why the country needs new immigrants, said Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew yesterday, although he also acknowledged the concerns of Singaporeans. Mr Lee was speaking during a dialogue session at the 25th anniversary dinner of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA). "The new immigrants ... are now more educated ... When people talk about students from China, they will say 'oh, the scholarships for my kids have decreased'," said Mr Lee. Mr Lee admitted that it is hard to persuade such Singaporeans to see the bigger picture as it concerns their "individual interests" but added that the country "can't not welcome" new...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110119-0000256/Sp...

Tweets

MM Lee Kuan Yew said Singapore needs to remain ...

straitstimes.com 19 Jan '11, 12am

THE fertility rate for Singapore Chinese - already the lowest among all races here - slid to 1.02 last year from 1.08 in 2...

Singapore's PM frets abt low fertility rate (do...

pmo.gov.sg 19 Jan '11, 3pm

THE fertility rate for Singapore Chinese - already the lowest among all races here - slid to 1.02 last year from 1.08 in 2...

F**k

channelnewsasia.com 18 Jan '11, 3pm

SINGAPORE: A day after it was revealed that Singapore's total fertility rate (TFR) has hit a record low, Minister Mentor L...

Fertility rate here drops to new low: by Hoe Ye...

todayonline.com 17 Jan '11, 11pm

What about Singaporean men who have pregnant non-Singaporean wives and mistresses overseas? We could give passports to tho...

Immigration cannot fix low fertility problem: I...

temasekreview.com 19 Jan '11, 5pm

1. Letting in more young immigrants coming NOW will only positively impact the current low resident birth rates NOW, if th...

Singapore's fertility rate slumped to a new low...

straitstimes.com 17 Jan '11, 6am

THE average number of children that a Singapore woman would bear in her lifetime dropped to yet another nadir last year. P...

Singapore's fertility rate hits record low of 1...

straitstimes.com 17 Jan '11, 10pm

SINGAPORE'S baby shortfall worsened last year when the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) sank to a historic low of 1.16. That is ...

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew: Clan associations...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Jan '11, 4pm

SINGAPORE: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said clan associations need to adapt to stay relevant to new immigrants from C...

爆笑 旅行サイトから「シンガポールの過去最低の出生率を記念して」オファーがきた。すごい根性だ。...

zuji.com.sg 20 Jan '11, 8am

For enquiries, please email us at: [email protected] . Subscription Information: This email was sent to #EmailAddr#...

watch the "Double Fortune Filet (Eng)"

mcdonalds.com.sg 18 Jan '11, 2pm

McDonald's Miniatures (Eng) » Click to View McDonald's Miniatures (Chn) » Click to View Double Fortune Filet (Eng) » Click...

India to raise key rates again

India to raise key rates again

channelnewsasia.com 23 Jan '11, 6am

NEW DELHI: India's central bank is expected this week to hike interest rates for the seventh time in less than 12 months t...

Singapore's workplace fatality rate falls to ne...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Jan '11, 4am

SINGAPORE: Singapore's workplace fatality rate has fallen to a new low of 2.2 per 100,000 workers, from 2.9 in 2009. This ...

240 days' leave. A monthly allowance of $205. O...

straitstimes.com 27 Jan '11, 3pm

I AGREE with Ms Laurelle He ('Encourage gender equality and the babies will come'; last Saturday). In Sweden, if parents c...

New roaming rates for Malaysia, Singapore: Info...

razor.tv 13 Jan '11, 11am

<p>FAIRFAX (Virginia) - THE US economic recovery is gaining traction and appears poised for growth of up to 4.0 per cent t...

Saying goodbye to a queen

spca.org.sg 19 Jan '11, 2am

April marks the start of whaling season, when the barbaric slaughter of whales is carried out in Norwegian waters. This ye...