Anti-Filipino campaign sparks debate on PAP government's immigration policy


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
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