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Updated: 01/30/2013 03:22 | By Channel NewsAsia

Not just headline number which matters in population policy: PM Lee

Not just headline number which matters in population policy: PM Lee


Not just headline number which matters in population policy: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said the country’s population challenges are difficult and complex.

He said it is not just the headline number which matters, but getting the right mix of citizens and non—citizens, creating exciting opportunities for Singaporeans, and building a city that offers a high quality of life and a nation that is the best for all.

In a Facebook

post

, Mr Lee said the goal of the White Paper on Population is to ensure the country continues thriving, for the sake of the younger generation.

Mr Lee invited Singaporeans to read the White Paper to understand what is at stake.

The report can be found on the population.sg

website

.

Parliament will debate the White Paper next week.

— CNA/al/ms

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