Friday, January 21, 2011

Bury This

As I posted a few days ago, with a general elections (GE) coming up, Singaporeans has been flooded with “good news” from government agencies and the government-owned papers. The latest of these news is that according to the World Bank’s Migration and Remittances Factbook 2011, the number of immigrants in Singapore fell from 42.6% of the population in 2005, to 40.7% in 2010.

This is another “fact” to show that the foreign immigration issue isn’t as bad as most Singaporeans believe. That the number of foreign-born Singapore residents had actually dropped in the last five years. I look at the figures and can’t help but shake my head.

This is the kind of numbers the government should NOT talk about! Forgot about the little drop in the number of foreigners, the figures show that over 40% of the population are foreigners. That’s 2 in 5 and that’s a number that piss Singaporeans off. I mean who cares about that small drop in a bucket of 1.9% when there are over 40% still in Singapore?

This is not “good news” for the Singapore government, it’s a figure that actually show that Singaporeans were right in complaining about the number of foreigners in the country. If I was a member of the Singapore government, I’ll bury this piece of news in a hurry.

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