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Our PMET jobs should not be given to foreigners unless they become citizens
When they become citizens, their children should also serve NS like everyone else, and when they buy HDB, they will not be restricted if they do not use grants, or wait 10 years before they can sell their HDB flats, dual citizenship should not be restricted, but all permits now given should be restricted to temporary 1 year, enough time for them to apply for citizenship. Contributed by Oogle.
Based on the official figures released on Wednesday (25 Sep), it was found that the Republic’s population rose by 1.2% as it reached 5.7 million in June this year. This happened with the help of larger number of foreign workers in the country.
Additionally, the number of Singapore citizenships granted was also at its peak in 11 years, said the annual Population in Brief report, which was published by the Prime Minister’s Office Strategy Group.
There were a total of 3.5 million Singapore citizens in the country as of June 2019, which is an increase of 0.8% from the year earlier. As for the permanent resident (PR) population, the figure stayed quite steady at 530,000, while non-residents like dependants, international students and individuals working in the country went up by 2% to 1.68 million.
The reason for the hike in non-residents populations was due to the increase in work permit holders, thanks to the growth in the services sector and construction industry. If that’s not all, foreign workers, excluding domestic workers, shoot up by roughly 22,000 people between June 2018 and June 2019.
Upon reading this report, many online users commented in the Facebook page of CNA stating that their are worried and concerned with the large number of foreign workers and new citizens in the country. They pointed out that Singapore is being “given away” to foreigners and soon they will outnumber local born Singapore citizens.
Others said that the large increase in foreigners is mainly due to the upcoming election. They believed that the since Singapore citizens “are ready to VTO hence the need to have new citizens as a counter measure”.
On the other hand, a Facebook user called David Ho opined that the citizens are not entirely against foreign talents, but if they take away the locals’ jobs, then people won’t be happy. As such, he suggested, “My view is the PR number should be reduce to min. These are the group which compete with the local.” He also said that PMET jobs should be reserved solely for Singaporeans only.
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