AlJazeera’s video report on Singapore’s liberal immigration policy

January 22, 2010 by
Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics, Media articles 

AlJazeera interviews former NMP Siew Kum Hong, Jolovan Wham from Humanitarian Organization for Migrant Economics (H.O.M.E.), and Dr Dawn Dekle from the Singapore Institute for International Affairs on Singapore’s liberal immigration policy.

Notable views:

The Government (has) put in place a set of very liberal policies, and did not anticipate the predictable outcome of private employers exploiting the system that was put in place …. …. We have a growing number of foreigners with no special skills who are competing with middle class and lower middle class Singaporeans for jobs, and that is where Singaporeans are feeling it the most. (Siew Kum Hong)

The Government has not thought very much about the social support structures that have to come in tandem with import of foreign workers but has just liberalized the recruitment of these workers (resulting in abuse). (Jolovan Wham)

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2 Comments on AlJazeera’s video report on Singapore’s liberal immigration policy

    […] former NMP Siew Kum Hong explained in his video interview with AlJazeera’s (see here), we have a growing number of foreigners with no special skills who are competing with middle class […]

  1. tiredman on Fri, 22nd Jan 2010 12:10 pm
  2. I believe there is no reason why I as a Singaporean to change my lifestyle to suit the foreigners. Foreigners come in mass and Singaporeans cannot do anything. One thing for sure, lesser complains from the Singaporeans do not mean they are happy with it. Singaporeans are not economic digits. Singaporeans will only protect Singaporeans. Foreigners come here are just to make a lot of money and return home rich. Why should Singaporeans provide them with a good environment to work and live in yet Singaporeans’’ jobs are being taken up by them?

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