Posts Tagged ‘immigration

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 […]


August 19, 2013

Mllo the hype by EMS Goh Chok Tong and Minister Heng I thought PM Lee would be announcing some sweeping changes in policies and governance. But he disappointed us. LllpllplolilA tweak here, a tweak there with Tanjung Pagar and Paya Lebar yielding more space for housing was all the thrust of his speech. PM Lee […]

May Day Protest at Hong Lim 2013

May 1, 2013

Another milestone on the road to democracy was achieved at Hong Lim Park today. Dubbed the May Day Protest, it was the sequel to the unprecedented protest in Feb against the White Paper on 6.9 million. According to the organisers, it drew between 5 to 6 thousand people. During the press conference, one of the […]

Protest against 6.9 million: Occupy Hong Lim Part 2

February 19, 2013

Even the international media sat up and took notice. They sensed a historic moment. They were right. While the international media sought answers during the press conference after the protest against 6.9 million, the local media were subdued and tongue-tied. The momentum has to be kept up. It must not be allowed to ebb away […]

Protest against 6.9 million: Occupy Hong Lim ( OHL)

February 18, 2013

The organisers were not exaggerating. An estimated 4000 turned up is the consensus. Yahoo! News agrees. So do some international media. Except who you and I know. It’s ST or widely reviled as Shitty Times for its shameless propaganda for the regime. It downplayed the numbers to 1000 to 1500. The protest was also broadcast […]

Protest against 6.9 million: Protest at Hong Lim Park Part 4

February 16, 2013

I haven’t heard the National Anthem sung with such poignancy till today. For three solid hours they stood, undeterred by the rain. The crowd was so well-behaved that it gives the lie to the regime’s fears that public demonstrations would cause chaos and security issues. This is just a lame excuse. This prohibition is consistent […]

Protest against 6.9 million: Protest at Hong Lim Park Part 3

February 16, 2013

For three hours they stood, their spirit unfazed by the intermittent rain and muddied field. Everyone felt they were part of a historic moment. The organisers took pains to stress that it was not an anti-foreigner protest gathering but one against government policies. To conclude the day’s momentous event, the National Anthem was sung. I […]

Protest against 6.9 million: Hong Lim Park Protest

February 16, 2013

At 5:30 pm people were still streaming in to participate in what is billed as the largest public protest since independence. By 5:30 pm the crowd had swelled to an estimated 5000. I came at 4 and noticed the huge difference by then.. Every vantage point was occupied with many spilling on the pavement outside. […]

Protest against 6.9 million: Hong Lim Park Protest

February 16, 2013

They came in their thousands -the young (mostly), the elderly, kids and all races. A few came in wheelchairs. The rain didn’t deter them. By 4 pm the protest site was already packed. People were still streaming in at 4:30 pm. The crowd was estimated at 3000 plus. They came with one common purpose-to protest […]