The China Post, 26 Apr 2014
Eugene Tan, an associate law professor at the Singapore Management University, said the online backlash is a “visceral over-reaction and it does not reflect the sentiments of the average Singaporean.
“The anger probably stems from unhappiness with the government's immigration policy,” Tan, a social commentator and appointed lawmaker, told AFP.
Many Singapore citizens — who now make up barely over 60 percent of the population — see the overseas arrivals as competition for housing, schools and space in a city-state whose per capita income of US$54,500 masks one of the biggest income gaps in the world. Full story