Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Lee news is no news. BusinessWeek: Singapore will continue to take in foreigners even as citizens complain about overcrowding and increased competition for jobs, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said. “We have slowed down the intake of foreigners but we will continue taking in foreigners at a pace” that citizens “find comfortable,” Lee, 89, […]

Lee Kuan Yew is back, and he wants more Singaporean babies.  CNA: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has expressed concerns over Singapore’s low fertility rate. He was speaking in Mandarin and English at the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru National Day celebration dinner on Saturday. Mr Lee said Singapore’s birth rates have been steadily declining. He […]

Playing the broken record again.  CNA, with video: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has called for the understanding of Singaporeans towards the government’s decision to continue taking in immigrants. Speaking at a Lunar New Year gathering in his constituency of Tanjong Pagar on Friday, Mr Lee said Singapore’s per capita income is one of […]

Lee Kuan Yew has a dialogue with students.  Article and partial transcript at TODAY: Even as he acknowledged that a political divide “has already happened” in Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew warned that this must not lead to a divided society because that will hit the Republic’s performance and growth. Citing how a national divide […]

Lee Kuan Yew is prognosticating again.  CNA, with video: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Singapore would not be able to punch above its own weight if it were to depend on talent from its own population.  Mr Lee said: “For some time, the Singaporean has felt the competition from talented foreigners. But these […]

Lee Kuan Yew tells Singaporeans to accept more foreigners.  ST: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has weighed in on the continuing need to bring in foreign workers and talent from abroad so that Singapore could take on the world-wide competition for growth and progress. Addressing Singaporeans’ concerns over the influx of foreigners who they fear […]

Lee on immigration and population growth.  AFP: Singapore needs young immigrants to save its economy from long-term decline as a result of a falling birth rate, elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew said in remarks published Wednesday. “At these low birth rates, we will rapidly age and shrink,” the 87-year-old Lee said in comments released to […]

Lee Kuan Yew underlines that Singapore is not a melting pot.  Channel News Asia, with video: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said secularism has allowed different ethnic communities to sustain their own culture and traditions. … Mr Lee began his speech in Malay, where he said it was heartening to see people of different races […]

Lee leaves his audience in stiches with his opinions on retirement age and intellectual classes. CNA, with video: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said that there should be no retirement age for workers. He made the point at a dialogue session with over 900 senior managers, government officials and unionists on Wednesday. The session […]

Temasek Review offers a cynical view of a PR appearance by Lee Kuan Yew. Speaking at the opening of the Bhai Maharaj Singh Memorial Temple yesterday, Lee claimed that the Sikh community has done well under the PAP’s unique “meritocratic system.” “The government has not disadvantaged any minority group. We are a multi-racial and multi-religious society. […]