Heng Thinking of 10M Population; SDP Says No, Offers Alternative Immigration Plan

With headlines like ‘PMETs make up rising share of retrenched locals’ (Straits Times, 15 March 2019) and ‘PMETs take longer to find work’ (Business Times, 29 November 2018), it is no wonder that Singaporeans are feeling angry with the current immigration policy.

To make matters worse, PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat has signaled that he is open to the idea of a population of 10 million on this island.

Singaporeans are already feeling the effects of an overcrowded city. The influx of foreigners has compounded the problems of stress and the high cost of living in this city.

The SDP will launch our alternative policy on immigration and population growth on 8 June 2019 where we will tackle this problem that will have a critical impact on this nation and the lives of its people.

The launch is the fourth in a series since we announced our GE preparation in our Campaign Kick-off in January this year. The first three policies launched were

  1. Cost of living – A Better Life for All: Keeping the Cost of Living Affordable in Singapore,
  2. Housing – Housing A Nation: Holistic Policies for Affordable Homes, and
  3. Healthcare – The SDP National Healthcare Plan: Caring For All Singaporeans.

The SDP strives to be a responsible opposition party by coming up with alternative ideas to take Singapore forward. We want to give Singaporeans a chance to vote for the SDP, not just against the PAP.

The PAP has, in turn, copied our ideas – or, at least, adopt them as rhetoric. Imitation, it must be remembered, is the sincerest form of flattery.

This is one of the reasons why we know that we are on the right track and the reason why we continue to push for change by presenting our alternative ideas to our fellow citizens.

So join us next Saturday for the launch:

Event: Launch of Building A People: Sound Policies For A Secure Future
Date: 8 June 2019, Saturday, 2 pm
Venue: SDP Office, 3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, #02-30, [email protected]
Open to the public, all are welcome

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36 Responses to “Heng Thinking of 10M Population; SDP Says No, Offers Alternative Immigration Plan”

  • HarderTruths:

    I will most likely not be here – so I vote yes – let $G have 10 or 15 million and let all the locals suffer at the hands of third-world gangsters.

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  • Let's support 10M population:

    Let’s support 10M population to support comsumption. Many shopping malls, food courts, retail are dying now. Let’s bring in immigrants from Middle East such as Gaza, Yemen, Indians, Fillipinos, Indonesians etc. Give them citizenships OR it is long overdue that Sg be returned to Malaysia as a state and become Malaysians. PM LHL will report to Dr M and become a Mentri Besar. These are very crucial to Sg survival. This country is gone many yrs ago. Malacca deep sea and Kra canal will destroy Tuas. Otherwise Sg will become an orphan with nobody’s love. Ministers’ pay is highly recommended to be raise to $150k per month with 2 bonuses in a yr each ranging from 6 to 12 mths. So that rubbish chute design will cost $8 instead of S$800,000 Kudos to PAP and Jewel be renamed as Jewel Cemetry and all the shite uniform cronies be buried and 10M populationc an pay their respect.

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  • give us your arguments:

    Why stop at 10m? Why not 100m? But why not 5m? Or 4m, when it gave Singaporeans so much more comfort and quality of life? Heng Swee Kiat, give us your arguments.

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  • No Dafts or Dogs Allowed:

    All our bloods, sweats and tears by the 30% is like casting pearls before swine. Let the swine fever wipe them all out. No need to pity anymore. Best this way.

    HarderTruths:
    I will most likely not be here – so I vote yes – let $G have 10 or 15 million and let all the locals suffer at the hands of third-world gangsters.

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  • HarderTruths:

    We must not forget the native Africans. They are extremely violent and live in perpetual war with everyone.

    They must be brought here to $G in boatloads with all the AIDS, Ebola, Smallpox, TB, Monkeypox and other new diseases yet to be discovered.

    Sarong-party girls will love them. I can’t wait.

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  • TruBlu:

    To make matters worse, PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat has signaled that he is open to the idea of a population of 10 million on this island.
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    he is “open” to all and sundry instructions from his boss,lee ah long.

    if lee ah long suddenly says 20 million,he will say “yes’!

    heng is not his own man,he,like the other 4G,barks when lee ah long says so.

    sgs better vote wisely and oppo sgs better unite.
    wasting more time is not the solution and may create bigger obstruction.

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  • I like POGBA, hate POFMA:

    Whatever the pap does, foremost on their mind is always about how they can continue to win in GEs and retain power.

    As new citizens become old citizens and start to feel how the natives felt, the pap has to think of ways to continue converting more foreigners to sg citizens. Look at naturalised citizens like Han HH and Brad Bowyer. If there’re more like them, pap would surely start to lose more seats in parliament.

    From 3M to 6.9M and now 10M. Greed knows no bounds. We, the ordinary citizens will not be able to stop their plans and policies unless we stand united, vote for oppositions like SDP, PSP, VP etc and give the pap the boot out of parliament.

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  • oxygen:

    PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics targeted at 10 million population base is a MONUMENTAL FAILURE.

    GDP growth have not kept pace with growth in population in the last 15 years augmented by gains expected from technological innovations. Even reclamation costs have to be funded by digging into reserves and a lot of infrastructure building bolstering GDP growth statistics to support a growing population had to be funded out of bond borrowings.

    IT IS A FAKE ECONOMY, standards of living is falling very fast and the middle class is increasingly decimated.

    WE MUST CHANGE DIRECTION – 4Gs are CLUELESS OF FORWARD VISION AND LIVING IN DENIAL OF REALITY.

    POHA AND POFMA ARE TOOLS TO MUFFLE DISSENTING THOUGHTS – wait till election to see how these evil tools will be apply against opposing voices.

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  • Wake up:

    All the white clowns cannot bring our small red dot any further. They have no slightest idea on how to implement any better solutions. They only know how to increase the population to increase consumption and GDP.

    We can see how SDP has better idea to bring this red dot into a better future. Please wake up citizen.

    Read this article and you will realise that we all need an opposition.
    https://www.msn.com/en-sg/money/news/vietnams-economy-could-soon-be-bigger-than-singapores/ar-AAC37da?li=BBr8Cnr

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  • no more seats for chopping:

    There is an article on MSM about a group of young people who wants to discourage the practice of ‘reserving your seat’ during lunch hour with a pack of tissue or water bottle whilst you go order your food at the hawker center. This especially common practise during ‘lunch hour’ in places like the CDB or locations where there are offices and hawker centers close by.

    When the population is 10 million, whether you choped your seats at the hawker center or not, you lunch break experience will be worse than what it is now.

    As it is now the lunch time crowd at the hawker centers is quite suffocating, imagine what is will be like when SG’s population is artificially increased to 10 million.

    To the group of ‘young people’ who are upset with people chopping seats, and the limited seats available during lunch hour your best solution is to vote for more opposition to sent a strong message to the G.

    Printing out ‘stickers’ to hand out to people who chope seats will not work. In fact it is quite silly to do so.

    Think about it…the seat chopping practise is nothing new in Singapore, it had been a local SG habit or way of life for decades.

    Why the sudden unhappiness?

    That’s because the lunch time crowd had increased by many folds. Apart from the locals there are many more foreigners among us in the lunch time crowd.

    So once again, lunch hour experience at the hawker center will get worse if our population is increase to 10 millions by ‘Big Eye Heng’.

    Dont kick the ball into your own goal post but to do the right thing.

    Give your votes to the oppositions that is standing for election in your constituency to sent a strong message to Big Eye Heng that you do not want a 10 million population in SG. For the sake of your own lunch and your children’s lunch.

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  • Sinkie:

    We urge the PAP elites to follow the right path of promoting the well being of Singaporeans, and to correct their mistake in pursuing a 10-million population.

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  • 柑林内:

    如果外来人还继续大量涌入,影响到我柑林内没地方种柑,我柑林内就会考虑让民主党来试试看,看民主党能不能像特朗普一样的狠,把外来人挡在高墙外!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    ‘PMETs make uprising share of retrenched locals’; this, DPM Heng would find it difficult to solve. He is totally blank of what to do.

    That’s the reason, “he is open to the idea of a population of 10 million on this island”.

    If 70% still think the PAP could lead the country and its citizen for a better future, please think again. I hope we can stop Malaysians from laughing at us.

    As long as it is from the PAP, one succession of PM is worst than the previous. The simple reason they are in the PAP is for fame, wealth and power. Greed has no limit.

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  • More siok!:

    Wow! the 70% of the PAP voters are very happy at the 6.5-million people now.
    Going up to 10-millions of the population, they are feeling more ‘sioks’ and happier in this coming few years.

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  • most uselss:

    Heng is not thinking, he is confirmed on 10M. Looking at all the new BTOS, digging of graves, reclaiming land you know PAP wants 10M.

    PAP wants 10M for votes and GDP growth and probably another 40 years to rule.

    Singaporeans will be replaced by new migrants and will be forced to be self employed and find new opportunities to survive.

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  • 2 casinos create jobs???:

    6.9m already so crowded. and quite of life so bad.

    imagine what happens when 10.0m?

    in a way, we are glad we are old and no need to face the over crowding lower quality of life.

    in another way, we are sad because what was once a great Singapore has become a prostitute after S$m by a few bad apples in the Singapore barrel.

    we are too old to amount much. maybe 4 votes to OPPO if possible to vote.

    but we do have this tinge of regret, once in a while whenever we see pap liars of tv lying, that 70% sheep truly has sunk this once great small island nation.

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  • Stir0:

    Yo where’r PC Ong & TL Tan ?

    Com’ on… speak out , defend your millionaire political pay masters !!!!

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  • World's Most Expensive Minions:


    Any puppy can grow GDP by flooding this country with people.

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  • Happily Ever after:

    Let's support 10M population:
    Let’s support 10M population to support comsumption. Many shopping malls, food courts, retail are dying now. Let’s bring in immigrants from Middle East such as Gaza, Yemen, Indians, Fillipinos, Indonesians etc. Give them citizenships OR it is long overdue that Sg be returned to Malaysia as a state and become Malaysians. PM LHL will report to Dr M and become a Mentri Besar. These are very crucial to Sg survival. This country is gone many yrs ago. Malacca deep sea and Kra canal will destroy Tuas. Otherwise Sg will become an orphan with nobody’s love. Ministers’ pay is highly recommended to be raise to $150k per month with 2 bonuses in a yr each ranging from 6 to 12 mths. So that rubbish chute design will cost $8 instead of S$800,000 Kudos to PAP and Jewel be renamed as Jewel Cemetry and all the shite uniform cronies be buried and 10M populationc an pay their respect.

    Shit-ed everywhere, created a huge mess and quietly fcukoff already.
    The corrupt clown would already have fled and living happy ever after, if Almight allows him to live longer, leaving the mess to another crony protege to milk.

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  • Poor SDP:

    Resigned to reality already in a sea of overwhelming idiots, contented with just being a “responsible opposition” only.
    Anywhere else these natural thieves would have given the boot long ago.

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  • Huat Ah More Good Yrs:

    More siok!:
    Wow! the 70% of the PAP voters are very happy at the 6.5-million people now.
    Going up to 10-millions of the population, they are feeling more ‘sioks’ and happier in this coming few years.

    More sales on 99yr private shoeboxes built on stolen HDB.

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  • TruBlu:

    10 million is going to come
    That means Sin City will have 40 pct (at most) of TruBlu SINGAPOREANS N 60 PCT OF OTHERS.
    Daft sinkies who refuse to wake up will have NIGHTMARES by which time…hahaha!

    Bring THEM FTs in.
    Dump them in our WORKPLACES.
    REPLACE DAFT sgs at full speed!

    Like SHIP’S CAPTAIN shouts,* FULL $peed Ahead*!

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  • Bapak:

    I believe they are lost in the crowd so jam-packed that they could not get out.

    Stir0:
    Yo where’r PC Ong & TL Tan ?

    Com’ on… speak out , defend your millionaire political pay masters !!!!

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  • PoliticalSleazebags:

    This is Singapore. The snakehead rises anew. By their words and actions, you shall know them.

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  • Change We Must:

    Don’t the minister understand that in the new economy revolution, lesser population will be better for the country. In the future, more automation and lesser job. Countries are coming out with job sharing,why? The future would become our advantage and we would need lesser migrate workers.Minister, population increase now means more unemployment in the future. Do not play with our population now for the good of our future generation.

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  • Singaporen Kong Come:

    Singaporeans are already feeling the effects of an overcrowded city. Is good with 10M population. let the 70%daft have a taste of disease, n stay in a cage housing like Hong Kong. 10m population will have more social problem, they R creating more job for the police department.

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  • Another traitor:

    Even b4 the heart failure man becomes the next pm, he already can’t contain his pro alien political arena doubly confirmed his downright trait** blood in him. Besides getting single power approved self gratifying multimillions salary, he displays his distrust n abuse of the citizenry n fully incline to import more hungry, greedy n aggressive aliens to support his hungrier, greedier n more aggressive pack of ingrates. His confidence that his fear covering red carrots would blind Singaporeans to give his pack of ingrates transparency itors another 5 years to rape the citizenry. His call that Singapore parents not to encourage their young to strive ais high as they can in academic n the lies that drop outsiders even joining the gangs can become like them multimillionaires n ministers like them but in fact the university places have all been filled up by the alien students getting free meals n education all at the expence of Singaporeans. As a former Minister of education he has never fail to continually increase the school n university fees of Singaporeans to feed n provide free education to the aliens in the better schools n all the tertiary institutions. His red carrots rolling out the past few months r indication of their fear of losing n get Najib effect . Singaporeans should wise up what else have they done that they have to hide. As all humans knew, anything done in the dark r nothing short of criminal acts! So Sinkies including the newly converted ones, wake up. Not a single pap minister does not engage external experts on among the Singaporeans n foreign experts to help them but they take all the experts deeds to be their own. Despicable describes their ethos n they are really not comparable to dogs n pgs after s the Chinese idiom descirbes! VTO. Citizens r citizens. New citizens will be treated likewise by the despicables! So VTO!

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  • Citizen unemployment rising:

    Fellow Singaporeans, r we electing a government to tax us n use the monies to educate foreign students n to create jobs for foreigners? Or

    r we electing a govt to work in our interests meaning better education for our youngs free or at affordable cost n not to urge the parents not to encourage our young to strive their best to attain highest academic qualification possible by advocating that school dropouts n gangsters can be as successful n as easily as the university graduates n postgraduates. Why then r they spending billions each year to support foreigners from primary to university postgraduates with the dimmest hope that they will stay to become citizens if dropouts n gangsters can easily become top earners like the ministers.

    r we electing a govt constantly threatening us that they r importing more foreigners to displace us from our jobs n that if we need a job, we should be more hungry, more greedy n more aggressive than their imported foreigners to steal jobs from them. In other words r we electing a govt to create jobs only for their imported foreigners n that we have to steal from them. Is this our country n have our youngs r mandated to defend the country for the multimillionaire ministers, their families n bootlickers n not forgetting the foreigners they import.

    A Professor once commented when GCT compared ministers to MNCs CEO n tabled a motion that ministers should be paid at the average of the salary of top few MNCs CEOs. As Parliament was filled with pap mps, he got it thru which simply meant they just paid themselves what they demand which abuses the people mandate which is given not to self gratify themselves. The Professor commented when a govt shows greed in their blood, it will be all the way nepotic n democracy is just a front. Many senior Singaporeans see this is indeed so n the greed mounts n accelerates in tandem with fakes, lies, excuses n freedom of speech, expression n action thin n peak at the recent legislation of ministers as prosecutors n judges with passivity n silence from the judiciary, bench including the chief justice making a mockery of the laws on Contempts of the Court. Those who have been judged must have felt miserably that God has no eyes!

    So r we going to continue electing a govt who does not trust the citizenry that they have to ne pro aliens including negative investment like Soozhou fiasco which LKY has to bring himself personally to seek justice. Even the two remaining children of LKY have spoken.

    Last but not least, No govt in the world has sued their citizens for defamation of the prime ministers over the things they said but Singapore PAP Govt does leading to the popular quotes: Minister sues until your pants drop to reflect the usual multimillions dollars compensation verdict!

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  • pm in waiting:

    The hopeful pm in waiting must have the billions he vonned from Singaporeans rots his miserable pea . But may be he shld curse the multimillions billion cons the rotten idiot as he was the poison agent that ave all the peabrains poisonrd. Perhaps also these rotten peabrains shld cursed the LDS as regretably labelled posthumously by his dead man for not how overslept his has d for him to be honoured for wayang Cable car rescue. The lesson is not overslept a despocable memory of team members the LDS to make his appearance but the greed to allow oversized commercial vvesel to short car thru the estuary under the cable ccarfrom Faber to Santosa
    The 10 m pop dream of the phopeful pm in waiting is like filling up the Straits with more water so that the st tankers can have iys shortcard. But then knocking down the bridges across will give opportunitybfor these peabrain pgen to score for NA by the reserved Malay I Prrsident.
    BTO for God sake Singaporeans

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  • Fair Comment:

    I used to think 10 Million population is not a good idea until now. With MRT lines and better planning housing planning, decentralization of essential government offices like HDB and CPF with more online transactions, this is possible and a good idea.

    I would also like to suggest more clean and light industries on the Eastern Side of Singapore so those living in the East need not travel all the way to the West in Jurong Island to work.

    If MRT with higher speeds can be built to cross East to West that would be a good idea. In going 10 million, the government have to help those in the 45 or older get jobs and not lose them. IRAS information can be tapped and MPs or MOl can find out the reason why they lose their jobs, which sector and so on. These information can be used to formulate MOL’s policies on Employment passes and Special Passes.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Fair comment.

    ECONOMICS IS NOT BIOLOGY – obesity is dangerous. Besides where to find the water and energy supply and, not forgetting, the landfill to accommodate rubbish disposal.

    The population recycling economics is a monumental failure because it is misguided economics – growth cannot be sustainable simply by adding population to add consumption spending (lifting GDP numbers) and technology shifts/displaced jobs continually even as it is inefficient of real life application.

    Believe it or not, the world most technologically IA-driven automated gold mine now operating in Mali (by Resolute Mining) spectacularly under-performed.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20190523/pdf/4459n98cym3yh1.pdf

    Care to read through its corporate presentation at a mine innovation seminar released recently and comment back in this forum.

    It share price collapsed from $1.44 level in 27 August 2018 and now floundering at $1.02 level.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=historical+price+chart+of+resolute+resources&oq=historical+price+chart+of+resolute+resources&aqs=chrome..69i57.11535j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    TECHNOLOGY IS NOT THE WONDER ANTIDOTE FOR ALL ECONOMIC ILLS YOU IMAGINE IT TO BE.

    Glad I didn’t buy a single share in Resolute Mining – I have been CORRECTLY deeply suspicious that IA imagined awe and wonder is way over-hyped.

    If the contrary is true, all jobs except a few will be gone – the only party gaining are corporate business and its lucky-betting shareholders.

    Fair Comment: I used to think 10 Million population is not a good idea until now. With MRT lines and better planning housing planning, decentralization of essential government offices like HDB and CPF with more online transactions, this is possible and a good idea.

    I would also like to suggest more clean and light industries on the Eastern Side of Singapore so those living in the East need not travel all the way to the West in Jurong Island to work.

    If MRT with higher speeds can be built to cross East to West that would be a good idea. In going 10 million, the government have to help those in the 45 or older get jobs and not lose them. IRAS information can be tapped and MPs or MOl can find out the reason why they lose their jobs, which sector and so on. These information can be used to formulate MOL’s policies on Employment passes and Special Passes.

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  • Not the Full Picture:

    I believe the intention is 10M quality people.

    Not just 10M of any kind of people. So you can imagine what that would mean for less able people.

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  • Solaris:

    I dislike to say negative words but recently repeated occurrences really make me disappointed to our ruling gov. Why there is so many black ppl walking on our streets and using our facilities. Are they really here to assist us to build our economy or to create social trouble.
    And how many so many of them can come here.

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  • Solaris:

    We want quality and not quantity.
    We ant to learn new things not lean how to squeeze fo more.
    We want real perfume and not coconut oil.

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  • dusky:

    It is so crowded now with the population at 5.9m. The ideal size is 4million for such a small island. Need to send back home the foreign workers so that there is more space to breathe.

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  • dusky:

    Solaris:
    I dislike to say negative words but recently repeated occurrences really make me disappointed to our ruling gov. Why there is so many black ppl walking on our streets and using our facilities. Are they really here to assist us to build our economy or to create social trouble.
    And how many so many of them can come here.

    Racist.

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