31 Dec '11, 9am

S'pore faces challenge of population growth PM Lee - Channel NewsAsia pwease hor, its only a challenge cos u effed up.

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore must find workable solutions to keep its society vibrant and forward-looking, maintain its economic vitality and strengthen the Singapore core, as it faces the challenge of population growth. In his 2012 New Year message on Saturday, Mr Lee described population as a "particularly complex and critical challenge". Mr Lee said the country needs to balance the conflicting factors, make judicious compromises and accept the unavoidable trade-offs. He highlighted the conflicting factors that have to be considered: Singaporeans need to have enough children to replace themselves, yet getting married and having children are ultimately personal decisions. A vibrant economy needs enough workers and talent, yet it runs into physical and social constraints if it admits too many foreign workers too quickly. Diversity enriches socie...

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