07 Feb '12, 9am

Which Foreign-worker Policy Are You Talking About?: Singaore Democratic Party: Why was the policy jettisoned so...

The PAP's immigration policy of allowing foreign workers into our economy enmasse is very much on the lips of Singaporeans. But really, which policy are we talking about? Of late we have come to learn that there are, in fact, two. Is it the one that was announced in February 2010 by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam or the one asserted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in November 2011? The two are diametrically opposite. Policy #1 Mr Tharman's policy was crafted by the Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) which he led. It was announced prior to his Budget statement in February 2010. In essence, the Minister said that Singapore had become over-reliant on foreign workers and the mass importation of foreign labour was causing our productivity to lag. In response, he announced that the Government would increase the foreign workers' levy in order to reduce the number of f...

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