Promoting immigration, putting citizens first and making babies.
The Government intends to put these pieces together and look at the issues from a broader perspective, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.
Into this total picture comes incoming Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng — Singapore’s new population supremo.
BBC News calls him the czar. I agree it’s important to have someone looking at the big picture when it comes to population size and composition, especially in a small and greying population like Singapore’s. It’s still funny, though, since Singapore has been desperately been trying to get its married and responsible citizens to have unsafe sex for years.
In my mind’s eye, I see the government changing its stance toward pornography: like chewing gum, it can only be dispensed to those bearing a prescription.
(Child’s excuse when caught checking out porn: “I’m only preparing for the day I’m called to serve my duty as a loyal Singapore citizen, honest!”)