Tuesday, November 4, 2008

1 in 4 is not enough

With a global recession on the cards, governments around the world are worried and taking steps to ensure employment for their citizens. That is unless you live in fair Singapore.

An article in the Strait Times yesterday state that Singaporeans must be serious and accept foreigners in Singapore. Now what I’m surprised at is the fact that the article seem to suggest that Singapore is open to accepting even more foreigners onto our shores.

Simple math: The number of Singaporean numbered above 3 million and the number of foreigners in Singapore last year numbered above a million. And that’s not counting the illegal workers. This means that 1 in 4 people in Singapore is a foreigner. That’s not enough?

I can accept that some foreigners is needed but with a record of 1 in 4, slower growth next year, unemployment expected to rise, and a global recession on the cards, does Singapore need even more foreigners?

Maybe the Singapore government should change their name to “Big Business Government” because they seem more worried about their companies’ profitably than ordinary Singaporeans.

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