SINGAPORE: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that the government should be open to all ideas, including those proposed by other political parties.
This was in response to the opposition Workers’ Party’s (WP) Population Policy Paper released on Saturday.
Dr Ng, who was at a community event, said there are three great challenges facing Singapore.
These include maintaining a strong Singaporean core, encouraging Singaporeans to get married and have more children and infrastructure planning.
Dr Ng said he welcomed more ideas from various groups such as political parties, civic groups or ordinary Singaporeans as these will benefit the people here.
He cautioned that these ideas should be ’workable’.
Dr Ng said: "If you slow down foreign workers, SMEs go bust and Singaporeans lose their jobs, they are not trivial problems. They are real problems. So how do you solve, things like that. I’m afraid there won’t be any magic bullet. It is not so easy, these are real challenges."
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