Is such massive population growth sustainable?

Have a look at this:

 

 

22,550 Singapore Citizens and 32,710 PRs were granted between June 2018 – June 2019. This means that over 50,000 people became ‘residents’ within a one-year period. Is this kind of growth sustainable? Doesn’t it dilute the Singaporean core?

To put it into perspective, we’ve had an infusion of 224,132 new citizens and 410,591 PRs into Singapore in the last 10 years. This means a whopping 634,723 people became ‘residents’ in the last 10-years!

Now, here’s another interpretation of the figures. In the lead up to the 2011 GE (where the opposition scored well and brought down the national average of the PAP) the number of people granted citizenship and PR dropped and stabilised. But after the 2015 GE where their fortunes bettered, the numbers seem to have been calibrated upwards.

Perhaps the answer to the relentless increase in population (which in turn may lead to the erosion of the privilege of citizenship) is to have more opposition elected to Parliament and to bring down the national average of the PAP.

Giving the PAP a blank cheque to mess with important issues like population and constitution only disadvantages true blue Singaporeans.


Ravi Philemon


 

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33 Responses to “Is such massive population growth sustainable?”

  • Bapak:

    They are afraid of the two Doctors go into Parliament.

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  • RDB:

    Quote from article last sentence:

    “Giving the PAP a blank cheque to mess with important issues like population and constitution only disadvantages true blue Singaporeans.”
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    PAP cares not for the core population when their ministers and MPs care more for their humongous pay cheques lah! As they look forward too those new citizens to vote for them to counter their lost votes and any elections lah! Selfishness and greed for money has no bounds nor limites lor!

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  • Gongkias will vote pap again:

    It’s clear as day, one new citizen above the age of 21 equates to one vote for the pap in GE. And one new PR equals one chance of getting another new citizen for the pap.

    Pap where got care about diluting the singapore core one? They only worry if they can stay in power. Singaporeans can kpkb all they want, pap will just keep converting foreigners to guarantee them votes to take control.

    Yes, only by replacing as many pap idiots with opposition members as possible will we be able to put a stop to all this nonsense before the traitors sell-out our country.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Saying the $G-born is somewhat affected is akin to saying they are somewhat dead.

    There is no such thing as slightly dead. Dead means dead. You are either employed fairly or not. You are either considered fairly or not. You either pay a fair fee for property or not. You either keep the property or not. You either lose you health or not. You either feed your family properly or not.

    This is not a games of averages or maths. You either survive – or not.

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    MRT to changi airport stopped working when nearly reaching the station. It crawled slowly like a tortise for some minutes.

    Increased fares, decreased speed.

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  • Marimuthu Rengansamy:

    This tiny island is already way too over populated! Everything has been stretched way beyond limits, critical point to burst is not too far away! OPPOs say they could change things around is just big bs!

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  • Shackled:

    At the rate we are going, sinkies will only have standing space!

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  • Financially Speaking:

    Australia’s lesson are for those who failed to heed the perils of overpopulation & the effects of climate change.

    Sydney & Melbourne have been at the forefront of massive population increase & intensive urbanisation over the last 2 decades.

    As urban centre grow taller & expanded their boundaries beyond, the demand for electricity escalated & this created more carbon being burnt to produce energy. Also, the demand for water increased many fold. Australia’s water resources are located underground in acqufiers & below ground bore water.

    The carbon emissions as well as the high water depletion rates have lead to enormous problems for Australia today.

    Carbon emissions have lead to the lengthen droughts being faced today. And the depletion of ground water have lead to the drying effect of the top soil & subsequent dead vegetation. The accumulated dead vegetation are fuel for fire during the hot summer months. The cumulative effect is the devastating bushfires of 2019/2020.

    Australia political leadership was dogged against imposing carbon emissions control because the govt thought of business first & the environment last. They wanted to support their Coal Industries over the population’s concerns over climate change.

    PM Scott Morrison’s lackadaisical attitudes towards climate change showed as much when he didn’t heed warning about the severity of the raging bushfires & held parties for cricket teams over listening to concerned Fire chiefs request for a urgent meeting for more resources to fight the bushfires.

    The Climax came when he went for a Hawaiian
    holiday quietly without informing the public over his absence. The complacency of the Aussie govt was incredulous. After the raging bushfires went out of control, homes were burnt to the ground & lives were lost. He had to return to the howls of an angry electorate

    The many who voted for him last election deeply regretting their decision now.

    Will S’pore go the same way?

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Another compelling reason for REGIME CHANGE. Throw out the pro-alien PAP.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Straits Times: 4G leadership will build future of hope and progress for Singaporeans: DPM Heng Swee Keat

    Talk is cheap. Singapore do not need hope. They need cash after the price of HDB flats more than doubled since LHL became PM while wages were stagnant.

    The only thing Singaporeans should hope for is REGIME CHANGE.

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  • Money Talks:

    Financially Speaking:
    Australia’s lesson are for those who failed to heed the perils of overpopulation & the effects of climate change.

    Sydney & Melbourne have been at the forefront of massive population increase & intensive urbanisation over the last 2 decades.

    As urban centre grow taller & expanded their boundaries beyond, the demand for electricity escalated & this created more carbon being burnt to produce energy. Also, the demand for water increased many fold. Australia’s water resources are located underground in acqufiers & below ground bore water.

    The carbon emissions as well as the high water depletion rates have lead to enormous problems for Australia today.

    Carbon emissions have lead to the lengthen droughts being faced today. And the depletion of ground water have lead to the drying effect of the top soil & subsequent dead vegetation. The accumulated dead vegetation are fuel for fire during the hot summer months. The cumulative effect is the devastating bushfires of 2019/2020.

    Australia political leadership was dogged against imposing carbon emissions control because the govt thought of business first & the environment last. They wanted to support their Coal Industries over the population’s concerns over climate change.

    PM Scott Morrison’s lackadaisical attitudes towards climate change showed as much when he didn’t heed warning about the severity of the raging bushfires & held parties for cricket teams over listening to concerned Fire chiefs request for a urgent meeting for more resources to fight the bushfires.

    The Climax came when he went for a Hawaiian
    holiday quietly without informing the public over his absence. The complacency of the Aussie govt was incredulous. After the raging bushfires went out of control, homes were burnt to the ground & lives were lost. He had to return to the howls of an angry electorate

    The many who voted for him last election deeply regretting their decision now.

    Will S’pore go the same way?

    If the election is called now, Scott Morrison is likely to be re-elected, despite the issues he is facing.

    He was elected because of fear of rising costs or taxes under Labour and corrupt union connection, even under the shadow of climate change and perceived lack of action.
    Many are tired of the lowering of standard of analysis and pro labour stance of ABC and their constant climate whining.

    The rising of Trumpism and populism is taking root and fewer are interested in globalism where benefits are channelled to big businesses and elites.

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  • everywhere is now so crowded:

    what is quality of life?

    1, cooking class in france. but only pap folks paying each other S$m are able to afford. 70% sheep, the masters of pap, unable to afford.

    2, freedom of movement with car. but carparks in most places hard to find a lot most times. with 70% sheep saying no problem since they only bus mrt pap went wild increasing pop and at the same time reducing carparks to cater to the space needed by alien mouths. truly stupid sheep. from birth to up the lorry never even owned a single car. pathetic. worse, subscribe to the pap lie in Singapore no need car. truly talking without brains.

    3, earning pap kind of S$m. ever since pap Cbs and pap Ljs defined S$600 pa as peanuts for monkeys and S$1m pa as mediocre for nonentities, 70% sheep still celebrates when earning S$1,000 pm, way below S$3,500 GROSS pm national median wage and buying that HDB over priced prepaid rental and expecting to have S$200k in RA account. truly brainless brainwashed by pap from pap kindergarten to nus ntu smu.

    do we care? no. but we are broadcasting about it because we believe when we see a theft we must not hesitate to point out the thieves when we know who they are.

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  • Harder Truths:

    The next FT virus is in $G for you to enjoy!!!

    https://sg.yahoo.com/news/wuhan-virus-outbreak-singapore-female-resident-44-is-7th-suspected-case-122147286.html

    Please remember it can strike you anywhere. Courtesy of our beloved FT.

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  • opposition dude:

    The number of new citizens has been increased to 22k a year because there are more of the older generation who have left this world. I expect the numbers to go up in the next election cycle.

    PAP needs these new citizens’ votes or else it’s bye bye to their obscence salaries and out will come whatever skeletons in the closet that have never been revealed since they came to power.

    It will be interesting to see just how many more people this little island can sustain before it all starts going haywire.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Hey look – new virus is actually a SARS in disguise!!

    https://www.rt.com/news/478733-wuhan-virus-sars-epidemic-lethal/
    https://sg.yahoo.com/news/sars-virus-spreads-china-nearly-140-cases-015137492.html

    More caring and sharing from our beloved FT. What a great CNY present – almost as good as bubonic plague.

    Please share this with others – you never know when or where this latest FT ‘surprise gift’ will strike.

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  • Bad Boy:

    钟南山肯定新型冠状病毒肺炎人传人

    https://news.sina.cn/gn/2020-01-20/detail-iihnzahk5435526.d.html

    自己执生.

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  • TruBlu:

    Over-crowding will add to many more socio-economic problems and sgs will suffer the ill effects.

    Is this what sgs want?
    If not,show what you want via your votes.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Singapore is not sustainable with the PAP. It is and a “spent force” and pro-alien. Singaporeans are worse off since LHL became PM. The PAP 4G leaders are a bunch of duds. Bury PAP with LKY at the coming GE. VTO.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Straits Times: 4G leadership will build future of hope and progress for Singaporeans: DPM Heng Swee Keat

    This is bullshit. With PAP there is NO hope and progress for Singaporean because it is pro-alien and not open and transparent.

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  • Financially Speaking:

    @ Money Talks:
    But your Narrative was last elections’ analyses of why Bill Shorten (Labour) stuffed up his opportunity at the PM leadership.

    ScoMo was the Accidental Winner of the last election much like the Aussie Speedskater who won Olympic Gold after everyone else had fallen.

    And the present day bushfire disaster has now made Scott Morrison unelectable if an election is called today. I don’t necessarily agree with your analysis!

    Climate change agenda has now taken centre stage in the Australian population’s minds.

    The bushfire had created palpable anger within various segments of Australian voters:
    * The direct casualties of the bushfire – those who lost family members & those who lost their property to the fires;
    * Those living in the cities who are now choking on the bad air quality;
    * The aftermath of the bushfire & considerable monies thrown at the problem had trigger rising food inflation & increased the budget deficit thus creating a lousy economy; &
    * Property owners in Melbourne & Sydney who now faces a hard sell over their properties given growing concerns over climate change. * Property Investors now must consider possible increasing taxation (carbon tax, rebuilding costs), higher fire insurance premiums, bad air quality, greater govt need for funds after disaster effort, etc.

    PM Scott Morrison & the Australian Mainstream Mass Media’s downplay over climate change had backfired on them.

    The current govt’s support of the Coal Industries now looks terribly unsound (election issue post-bushfire).

    Look towards for more demonstration & protest for more effort on Climate Change in the coming weeks.

    Scott Morrison’s govt will be on the defensive for much of his term. His own party may even ditched him in an attempted coup despite the new party regulations requiring 75% support.

    Money Talks: If the election is called now, Scott Morrison is likely to be re-elected, despite the issues he is facing.

    He was elected because of fear of rising costs or taxes under Labour and corrupt union connection, even under the shadow of climate change and perceived lack of action.
    Many are tired of the lowering of standard of analysis and pro labour stance of ABC and their constant climate whining.

    The rising of Trumpism and populism is taking root and fewer are interested in globalism where benefits are channelled to big businesses and elites.

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  • oxygen:

    @ REGIME CHANGE is the solution

    DID STRAITS TIMES says “HOW” or just DIAM DIAM DIAM? Lol.

    REGIME CHANGE is the solution: Straits Times: 4G leadership will build future of hope and progress for Singaporeans: DPM Heng Swee Keat

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  • why suffered in silence:

    “The UN’s International Migrant Stock 2019 data shows that the percentage of migrants in Singapore tripled over the past three decades, growing from 24 per cent (727,000 migrants) of the population in 1990 to 37 per cent (2.15 million) in 2019.This puts the percentage of migrants in the Republic’s population at over 10 times the global average of 3.5 per cent in 2019″
    Malaysian migrants numbered 1 million,Chinese migrants accounted for 400,000,etc.Imagine 4 out of 10 people in Singapore are migrants.The reason behind the open leg immigration policy I believe is to gain votes.The reason is that new migrants are most likely to vote for the regime as they grant them the citizenship.We need to at least deprive the regime of a two third majority or VTO.life is not sustainable if we continue to renew the 5 year contract of the regime.

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  • Neo-caste-ism Aristocrats:

    WE’VE BEEN HAD!!!
    Poor loyal Singaporeans

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  • zebraman:

    That’s really funny.

    It is like telling a s*ake not to eat rat and telling lion to become Vegetarian. Lies, wayang, deception, nepotism, corruption, scam has always been DNA of PAP since Independence because of that crazy old man, so why so surprise after all these decades ?

    Just ask this question: Do you think PAP give a [email protected]#$k ? Ripping $$$$ from lesser mortals are lot more important. Huat Ah.

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  • Financially Speaking:

    The S’pore Govt’s Stubborn adherence to their 10 million Population Target via Artificial Population Growth policy (Immigration, open-door entry) points to two specific reasons:

    1. Near Monopoly over Land Resources in S’pore. State Lands constitute over 80% of all lands in S’pore; &

    2. Crony & State-Enterprise Capitalism – these Crony & GLC Economic Structures work hand in hand with the system keeping Cost of Living in S’pore relatively high with sky-high rentals, profiteering & even price gouging a common feature in S’pore.

    VTO’ers, opposition voters must understand that there are a core number of S’pore “Property owners & Investors” dearthly afraid of PAP Govt losing power & opposition parties taking control, implementing populist policies to make S’pore property prices “Affordable”. It would mean that their investment would become capital loss! It is that simple.

    Another group are Crony Capitalist businesses who need significant population inflows:
    * NTUC “Social Enterprise” businesses;
    * Financial lenders who prey on foreigners;
    * Kopi Tiam syndicated investors;
    * Contractors cum grasslooters;
    * Labour contractors “Slave Traders”;
    * People who depend on 100% govt contracts; &
    * Businesses highly dependent on PA/GRO patronage.

    Then you have:
    * Civil Servants;
    * Statutory Board & GLC employees; &
    * Crony businessmen who place political colour requirements over their employees.

    The S’pore Economic System is highly entrenched towards huge inflows of foreigners for their profits. It is unmistakably true.

    But one must also know the Externalities & Geopolitical turmoil which can overturn the Status Quo against you!

    1. Globalisation is almost ending.
    2. Trump’s actions are highly unpredictable.
    3. Geopolitical shifts which could suddenly turn for the worse.
    4. China’s BRI.
    5. Huge Global debt overhang & spectre of inflationary forces being unleashed.
    6. Weather extremities from climate change.

    There is no such thing as Stability & Long-Term objectives these days. Things change so fast that what was once true no longer holds water in a short space of time.

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  • Bad Boy:

    https://m.posts.careerengine.us/p/5e25c66526a5387a2856c892

    英国游客生命垂危,恐为新型冠状病毒首例西方感染者!

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  • Robin:

    It’s too late now.

    Eject the FT and the economy collapses.

    The clown as a mathematician has been playing with the demographic figures all along.

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  • Uncle John:

    The more migrants there are, the more $$$ regime can extract eg transport fares, utilities charges, property taxes, levies, overpriced HDB flats.

    These alone earn regime billions.

    But one day they’ll cause big trouble. Remember our society is a divisive one.

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  • Uncle John:

    Sporeans have been cheated by familee all these years.

    PAPs who don’t share the authoritarian values of Familee should step down and do good for your country.

    Stop being a hypocrite.

    God will judge you one day.

    So stop being a hypocrite.

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  • Financially Speaking:

    @ Robin:
    Not true! S’pore got a huge slack within the labour force ie. unemployed & underemployed locals.

    A rise in wage level would offset the exit of foreigners with local replacing them without much disruption. Companies have enough profit margins to share with their employees.

    The use of foreigners are a godsend to business owners who can keep more for themselves. But use of foreigners retard work productivity. Cheap but Jiak Leow Bee!

    You are using the Propaganda & PAP IBs’ fear mongering narratives to scare ignorant & silly S’poreans. Aren’t you an IB?

    Robin: It’s too late now.

    Eject the FT and the economy collapses.

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  • 70% sheep says, NO Problem:

    Robin:
    It’s too late now.

    Eject the FT and the economy collapses.

    The clown as a mathematician has been playing with the demographic figures all along.

    in the history of mankind, no nation has collapsed due to eviction of fake FTs.

    all nations ruled by S$m ownself pay ownself system, all of them, have failed miserably.

    70% sheep is blind. due to reading too many pap books from pap kindergarten to pap nus ntu smu. 70% sheep does not realize outside small island, the world is a very large place and there are many far better Us than fakedly ranked local Us, aka ranking paid for via a lot of S$m gaming the ranking system.

    if anyone wants to argue, it is sheep brained argument. look at any pinoy pinay degree and ceca ah neh degree and local nus ntu smu degree. which one lives HDB rental drives Grab delivers Grab food and which one JP Morgan and S$1.5m condo?

    stop arguing for arguments sake. the pinoy pinay and ceca ah neh fake degrees outgun pap Us nus ntu smu. PERIOD.

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  • The Clown Prince:

    Of cos it’s sustainable, Sillypore is for everyone, dic* and hairy.
    I’m not the sardines being packed.

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  • The Big problem:

    Sg imported too many low productivity and quality FTs from third world. It is going to impact our economy at least in some sectors. When the days it has become severe, investors will shun Singapore at least in some sectors.

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