PM worried? Yes

The Rhetoric

“If there are no retrenchments at all, then I worry for Singapore.”
PM Goh Chok Tong in Straits Times report, Mar 22, 2003

The Reality

“Hit by slowdown, young working adults are vulnerable to suicidal thoughts. More are calling SOS hotline for help…there were 361 suicides last year, nearly 17% more than 1999.”
Straits Times, June 15, 2003

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