Keyword : Immigrants

  • Lessons for S’pore on the rise and fall of empires

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2017 | Hits: 48679

    When Singapore became independent in August 1965, it was an accidental nation, unplanned in its creation and unexpected in its survival, said former top civil servant Lim Siong Guan. The question now is what kind of nation Singapore wants to be in the coming years and whether its people have what it takes to carve…..

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  • Review Immigration Criteria to Foster Integration

    By: admintest admintest | May 09, 2017 | Hits: 1681

    In recent weeks, there has been renewed public debate on revising the application process for permanent residency in Singapore. For instance, some feel the application fee should be raised or the criteria made more stringent. Overseas, countries such as Australia are also reviewing their immigration procedures. Since 2010, the number of permanent residents (PRs) and…..

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  • A Guide To A Confusing World

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 18, 2017 | Hits: 2048

    We live in a very confusing world. It is confusing because the United States, which has historically championed free trade and globalisation, has abandoned both in favour of protectionism. The 45th President of the US, Mr Donald Trump, declared in his inaugural address: “Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.” At the same time,…..

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  • The Paradox of Strong Family Ties in the Integration of Immigrants

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 28, 2016 | Hits: 2742

    There is a general consensus that Singaporeans are not xenophobic, but we have, in recent years, seen cases of negative behaviour towards foreigners. Take, for example, the vitriolic comments against groups from specific countries on social media, protests at Hong Lim Park against the influx of foreigners into Singapore, and anti-foreigner speeches at election rallies……

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