Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

Pinoy Independence Day celebration in Singapore: PM Lee’s hidden agenda?

April 24, 2014

Many Singaporeans I’ve spoken to are disgusted with PM Lee’s sharp rebuke of those who oppose the Pinoy Independence Day celebration in Orchard Road. PM Lee, once again without weighing the implications of his quick stamp of approval, shows how inept he is as Prime Minister. What’s his hidden agenda? How many Pinoy are newly […]

Pinoy Independence Day celebration in Singapore: PM Lee is disgraceful

April 22, 2014

PM Lee has lambasted Singaporeans as disgraceful over opposition to Pinoy people here holding an Independence Day celebration in the heart of a famous shopping belt in Singapore. The government mouthpiece, The Straits Times ranked 150 in the world, have been trumpeting the comments of so called experts decrying the xenophobia. PM Lee is seriously […]

Riot in Little India: Spotlight on SPF

December 10, 2013

I’ve touched on the subject of the disappearance of SPF from public places in several posts. Many others have also expressed disappointment over this. Once again, the spotlight falls on SPF prompted by the rioting in Little India just as it did over the police officer who murdered two persons in Kovan. With thousands of […]

Riot in Little India: writing on the wall

December 9, 2013

Many people have said that the rioting in Little India was something waiting to happen. Perhaps it had something to do with poor living conditions, exploitive employers and terms of employment as some have speculated. And things came to a head with the death of a fellow countryman in a tragic road accident, and Indians […]

Cyber attacks on govt websites: national security shouldn’t be outsourced

November 6, 2013

The cyber attacks against the Singapore government underlines the concern many Singaporeans have over the security of the country. This covers not only cyber security but internal security as well. Many view with growing alarm the vast numbers of so-called foreign talent manning IT in Singapore. Their driving ambition is to make money not the […]

Immigration must be sustainable: an out of touch PM Lee

October 31, 2013

To be accused of being out of touch is a serious charge for politicians. But you can brush this off if you are the Prime Minister of an authoritarian nation like Singapore. Speaking at a forum in Paris (29 Oct) he said that immigration had to be sustainable for Singapore. ‚ÄúSustainable means we can handle […]

Say ‘No’ to foreign influx of workers and THEIR FAMILIES

October 20, 2013

My neighbour’s son, who spent two years in the UK, told me, “Uncle, the changes in Singapore are incredible. Suddenly, the MRT has become so overcrowded. And it’s at all times of the day, you know.” “Welcome to the new Singapore,” I said. “And how come there are so many, many foreigners?” he asked. So […]

New fault-lines in Singapore society: immigrants must make the effort to integrate

October 8, 2013

Reading netizens’ comments, one would be struck by the negative comments by the vast majority on the subject of integration of foreigners and immigrants. Netizens make their true feelings known on Yahoo!, TR EMERITUS and other blogs. Netizens stress two things in particular: 1. It’s ridiculous to spend $10 million of the taxpayer money to […]

Flying the Singapore National Flag: the snub continues

July 30, 2013

In 2011 I wrote about how Singaporeans snubbed the ruling PAP regime by refusing to fly the National flag on National Day. Two years on, Singaporeans are still in a snubbing mood. With less than a fortnight to go before National Day on 9 August, most people in the heartland and private estates still refuse […]

PM Lee May Day Message: another wayang?

May 2, 2013

Netizens have greeted PM Lee’s May Day Message to work with the leaders for a better Singapore with derision and skepticism. Does this surprise people anymore? No. Because PM Lee is widely seen as an ineffectual leader with a propensity for making lip service statements. Under his watch, the social fabric of our country has […]