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7 good questions from the NTU Ministerial Forum

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 6:26 PM Updated: Sep 11, 2012 11:50 AM
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam speaking at the Ministerial Forum at Nanyang Technological University -- MY PAPER PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

University students lobbed a wide range of questions at DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam at a forum on Wednesday night. They ranged from topics like whether the main objective of promoting work-life balance was an increased birth-rate to whether the country should have a more liberalised mainstream media. Here are excerpts of some of the best questions from the forum and the answers offered by the Deputy Prime Minister.

Let's start off with an issue many university graduates are concerned with especially in light of the announcement that Singapore will have two more universities:

Will more graduates dilute the value of a university degree?