RP's Ken Jeyaratnam proposed cutting NS from 2 to 1 year. S Iswaran replied that this will worsen the manpower crunch. Wouldn't releasing more young people onto the economy earlier result in an increase in manpower? It doesn't take our world-beating students to figure such basic math. Mr Iswaran better consult his children next whenever Maths comes up. Otherwise Singapore will be done for. Alternatively, we can let Ken, who was previously a fund manager, take over. I like his proposal about NS.
See today's Today newspaper page A2 for the report, if you missed his embarrassing math 'live' , on the 9pm news yesterday.