Ensuring Growth to Ensure Sustainability

By Tricia Yeoh

March 2013 STATES OF REFORM
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While Singapore’s government tries to convince its citizens of the wisdom of its population plans, Malaysia suffers instead from the lack of a long-term and comprehensive vision that is supported by concrete measures to ensure sustainable growth.The Singapore government recently faced public outcry following the release of a white paper on its country’s projected population growth rate. The paper forecasts a population size of 6.9 million people by 2030, which has alarmed local Singaporeans; foreign migrants currently already account for...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.