‘New’ Acting Minister Chan Chun Sing wants to examine why Singaporeans are not having babies
Posted by temasektimes on August 3, 2012
After being an Acting minister for more than a year at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Mr Chan Chun Sing has been appointed as Acting minister again at the new Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
Mr Chan will helm MSF as Acting Minister when it is established on November 1.
Speaking to queries from the state-controlled media, Mr Chan said his immediate priority will be to “re-examine public policies which aim to get Singaporeans to marry and have their first child earlier.”
He added that “many young people face challenges in forming a family, while those who are married face challenges in bringing up their children.”
Mr Chan did not elaborate on the reasons behind young Singaporeans not forming a family nowadays which is partly attributed to sky-rocketing HDB flat prices.
Prices of HDB flats have more than doubled in the last seven years since the government open the flood-gates to foreigners from all over the world.