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