February 01, 2005

How to increase Singapore's birth rate.

A report in the Sunday Times said that many Singapore men are going to Vietnam to look for wives. An article mentioned one 35-year-old Mr Lee who married a 20-year-old Vietnamese girl. They lead a happy married life and a year after their marriage they are expecting a baby girl in March.

Maybe one way to increase the birth rate of our country is to allow Singapore men to have a second wife from abroad! If the first wife is unable or does not want to have babies after, say, 5 years of marriage; then the man would be allowed to have a second wife. Or even a third wife. The government could also introduce a second-wife tax, a third-wife tax and so on.

The birth rate would rise and government could collect more money! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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