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Old 05-28-2014, 12:41 AM
 
Location: singapore
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12 civil organisation have come up with a statement

Civil society organisations put out statement against xenophobia, racism - Channel NewsAsia

 
Old 05-28-2014, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yep. Migrants are often the scapegoats. And it really does seem like Singapore is being flooded with migrants, but then again Singapore is a migrant society.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Yep. Migrants are often the scapegoats. And it really does seem like Singapore is being flooded with migrants, but then again Singapore is a migrant society.
PM Lee speaks in debate on President's address: Live updates - Channel NewsAsia

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4.29pm: On population: We are significantly reducing inflow of new arrivals, making a clear transition in our economy. We will review our population planning parameters nearer 2020.

4.33pm: We will help SMEs adapt to fewer foreign workers but cannot ease up on the limit. I hope companies understand.

4.36pm: We're also tightening up on numbers of construction workers raising levies, reducing quotas, raising productivity. We have decided to defer more than S$2b of projects to spread out demand for construction workers. Hope Singaporeans understand the tradeoffs.

Our PM seems like now realising he needs to do what the population wants if not he is not going to remain in power after the next Election
 
Old 05-29-2014, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I hope if elected they live up to their goals. And more of a work/life balance too.
 
Old 07-12-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Macao
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It's most likely hit a 'tipping point'

Most societies are accepting of migrants to a certain point, but when they are overwhelmingly everywhere, than they change their opinions on it.

The last time I was in SG, just a few years ago, seemed like way too many Chinese who knew zero English. Which is a big sign, as most Singaporeans have their own Singlish/English.

I was also surprised just how many Indians that looked very off the boat.
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