Posts Tagged ‘birth rate’

Lee disclaims responsibility for the results of his own policy.  Malay Mail: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has denied his policies were to blame for the city’s low birth rate, and said financial handouts for young couples would not solve the problem. In excerpts from a new book to be launched later today, Lee […]


Lee Kuan Yew is back, and he wants more Singaporean babies.  CNA: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has expressed concerns over Singapore’s low fertility rate. He was speaking in Mandarin and English at the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru National Day celebration dinner on Saturday. Mr Lee said Singapore’s birth rates have been steadily declining. He […]


Playing the broken record again.  CNA, with video: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has called for the understanding of Singaporeans towards the government’s decision to continue taking in immigrants. Speaking at a Lunar New Year gathering in his constituency of Tanjong Pagar on Friday, Mr Lee said Singapore’s per capita income is one of […]


Lee Kuan Yew has a dialogue with students.  Article and partial transcript at TODAY: Even as he acknowledged that a political divide “has already happened” in Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew warned that this must not lead to a divided society because that will hit the Republic’s performance and growth. Citing how a national divide […]



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