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- Lim Pak Chuan Desmond Kojak what is your suggestion to change this future trend?
<abbr title="Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 8:49pm" data-date="Sun, 04 Jul 2010 05:49:13 -0700" class="timestamp">about a week ago</abbr> · Report
- Kojak Bt Personally, I'm not against immigration per se. It's ok to recruit foreigners into our midst but we have to ensure that they are real talents and not some cheap labour. Also, social integration is paramount. Right now, we are importing too many foreigners and too quickly into Singapore. When you have a large group of foreigners in Singapore, it's harder for them to want to integrate with the rest of the Singaporeans. Current foreign population of 36% is way too much for Singapore in my view. I think a foreign population at the level in the 90s is more sustainable for Singapore as far as social cohesion is concerned.
<abbr title="Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 11:25pm" data-date="Sun, 04 Jul 2010 08:25:40 -0700" class="timestamp">about a week ago</abbr> · Delete Post
- Lim Pak Chuan Desmond Kojak, I think we need to differentiate between the various classes of foreign-born individuals, e.g. WP holder, S-Pass, EP, PR, and New Citizens.
The social cohesion is more important for the citizens and perhaps the PR. The WP/SP/EP are transient, and may not stay that long.
The other thing to keep in mind is the needs of employers. The employers create the jobs both for these foreigners and for Singaporeans. If you create a labour market which is so limited by going back to the 90s, it is quite possibly that some of them will reduce their presence here, yielding a net loss of jobs to Singaporeans.
You are also conveniently ignoring the jobs that Singaporeans are not willing to take.
<abbr title="Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 8:49am" data-date="Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:49:21 -0700" class="timestamp">about a week ago</abbr> · Report