Daily Archives: 2012-09-12

Foreigner influx curtailed?

By Leong Sze Hian – Joshua Chiang, the former Chief Editor of theonlinecitizen alerted me to the following population data. PRs and new citizens dropped Between 2008 and 2011, the number of permanent residents (PRs) granted plummeted by about 65%, from 79,167 to 27,521. The number of new citizens granted dropped by 23% over the same period, from 20,513 to …

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DPM Tharman's 20/20 hindsight vs PAP's claim of 20-year foresight

By Tan Jee Say – What does DPM Tharman's speech to NTU students last Wednesday tell us about the quality of PAP leadership? He had said that the bottom 20 per cent of Singapore workers have not seen any real increase in income in the last 10 years. Haven't Singaporeans known, felt and talked about this for a long time …

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