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Updated: 02/23/2013 03:42 | By Channel NewsAsia

Find new strategies and solutions to changes in 2030, says Yaacob Ibrahim

Find new strategies and solutions to changes in 2030, says Yaacob Ibrahim


Find new strategies and solutions to changes in 2030, says Yaacob Ibrahim

SINGAPORE: Minister—in—charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim has called on the Malay/Muslim community to find new strategies and solutions to changes that could hit Singapore in 2030.

Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister for Communications and Information, was speaking at the Mendaki Policy Forum on Thursday evening.

The forum was organised to discuss the impact of the Population White Paper on the Malay/Muslim community.

Issues raised include employment opportunities for the Malay community.

Some also raised concerns over the projection of two—thirds of Singaporeans holding PMET jobs by 2030.

Dr Yaacob described the forum as "constructive".

He said he is glad that participants voiced their desire to find new strategies for the Malay/Muslim community.

And he urged the community to keep the discussion going on how to raise the quality of living.

Dr Yaacob said: "This would require a collective effort, not just by Mendaki alone. Ultimately if you ask me, it’s whether we desire or not, whether we are prepared to make the sacrifices in order to achieve the targets that we want. And I believe, I think a lot more Malays do desire a higher quality of living for themselves and their families."

— CNA/de

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