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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 21, September 6, 1976.

Serious Thought

Serious Thought

The call made by Sin Chew Jit Poh back in 1972 appears to have gone unheeded. As more and more Japanese companies run away from the wrath of the Japanese people, to S.E. Asia, the health of people in this region will be more and more endangered. In the case of Sumitomo in Singapore, by 1979 this multi-national Company should gradually control about 40% of our foreign investments. Under such circumstances, it will be somewhat chancy to leave the question of pollution to the authorities, since they will be naturally, anxious to please this transnational giant. As can be seen from Japan, the protection of the people's health must be by the common people themselves.

It will be years before the effects of environmental pollution can be seen. By the time we see our next generation physically and mentally maimed and deformed, it will be too late. So, at all cost, we must speak out and stop the pollution on our environment before it destroys our people!

This article has been reprinted from the "Singapore Undergrad" Mar-Spril 1976