17 Jan '11, 11pm

Fertility rate here drops to new low: by Hoe Yeen Nie After inching to a record low of 1.22 babies per resident

What about Singaporean men who have pregnant non-Singaporean wives and mistresses overseas? We could give passports to those babies and the mothers. What about Singaporeans women with foreign partners especially single mums who have given birth overseas? Singaporean passports for their kids and partners. Won't this increase the fertility rate? More so if you are generous to their descendents living overseas. How about the same for non-nationals who work for Singapore embassies, consulates and EDB offices overseas. As well as for babies born to foreign parents who work for gazetted Singapore companies regardless of the place of birth. We might be generous to the babies even if they are born overseas. How about dishing out passports to babies born in S'porean-owned-/-run maternity hospitals overseas. The overall fertility rate will surely go up this way.

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