Singapore’s Impotent Immigration Policy

Singapore’s Impotent Immigration PolicyIt appears counter-intuitive to suggest that a cosmopolitan hub like Singapore might have a problem with xenophobia. Yet xenophobia has emerged as a major political concern in the city-state. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has routinely addressed the issue of immigration and foreign workers in his National Day Rally Speeches since 2009 — and in…

Singaporeans Assail Expat Over ‘Poor People’ Comments

Singaporeans Assail Expat Over ‘Poor People’ CommentsA British expatriate has been forced to publicly apologise for a Facebook post that implied Singaporeans traveling on public transport were poor. British national Anton Casey posted a photo of his son under the caption “Daddy where is your car & who are all these poor people?” The wealth fund manager, who is married to…

Singapore’s Lee Family and Nepotism

Singapore’s Lee Family and NepotismSingapore’s ruling Lee family, apparently angered by a comment made on a Singapore-based blog Temasek Review Emeritus, has come down hard, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his wife, Ho Ching, his brother Lee Hsien Yang, all demanding apologies for intimating that they have filled top government positions with family members. Lee Kuan Yew became…
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