The current racial balance about 75 percent Chinese, 15 percent Malay is important to the government.
Singapore's Chinese majority is one reason the state split from its confederation with Malaysia in 1965, following race riots.
Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore's founding father and architect of its social policies during his 20 years as prime minister, is closely identified with policies to promote Chinese culture.
To critics, the focus on "educated" men and women today is merely a politically correct way of targeting the ethnic Chinese.
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Many Singaporeans, though, believe that the SDU's creation was prompted less by the overall drop in the birthrate than the relatively higher birthrate among the country's poorer Malay minority.The Matchmaking Institute is the only school in the world authorized to issue certification in matchmaking.We are licensed by the New York Department of Education.In fact, in the early days of the SDU, the divergence in birth rates across racial and socioeconomic classes was a stated reason for taking action."If we continue to reproduce ourselves in this lopsided way we will be unable to maintain our present standards,'' Mr.Lee said in his national day speech in 1984, the year the SDU was created.
It is easy to see why: The SDU's publications frequently read like advice for the lovelorn written by a bureaucrat.