Grassroots leader and PAP supporter asked PM Lee to feel the real resentment of Singaporeans on the ground
Posted by temasektimes on May 2, 2012
While foreigners have been praising Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sky-high on his Facebook page to please him, it continues to be inundated with numerous complaints and genuine feedback from native Singaporeans, including PAP supporters and grassroots leader.
One grassroot leader Bao Heng posted a lengthy comment on PM Lee’s Facebook today urging him to tackle the ‘foreign talent’ issue urgently and feel the real resentment of Singaporeans on the ground.
Bao Heng pointed out correctly that the low fertility rate of Singaporeans is caused by economic constraints:
“In Singapore, we have an ageing population and many young couples are incapable of raising children AND NOT BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO. Thus if we do not have such a big workforce, then we should start to address the Low fertility rate instead of taking the short cut by simply import foreign workers to achieve economic growth.”
[Source: PM Lee's Facebook]
He also reminded PM Lee that Singaporeans are not against ALL foreign workers, but specifically against the intake of PMETs to compete with them for jobs:
“And when Singaporeans talk about the foreign workers. we are not referring to construction workers. We know we need them to build housing and roads and we know they are not here to stay for good. We are referring to the PRs and the large influx of Filipino and PRCs in Singapore.”
He shared his encounter with a PR grassroots leader who never harbor the intention to settle in Singapore:
“PRs in singapore are treated almost like a Singaporeans or even better. And they have this additional benefit which is they could simply convert the currency they earned in Singapore and buy a CONDO or land in their homeland…FYI, i have a fellow grassroots leader who is a PR and he told us that he would go back to INDIA one day and he has no intention to take up citizenship. YUCKS.”
Bao Heng ended by warning PM Lee the possibility of the PAP being booted out of office in the next election if the problem remains unresolved by then:
“SIR, THIS IS THE REAL RESENTMENT ON THE GROUND. As a grassroots leader and pro-govt supporter, i really do not wish to see inferior opposition party to rule singapore one day. BUT THIS IS POSSIBLE in 2016 because when Singaporeans eventually give up hope, they wont hestite to give the INFERIOR OPPOSITION PARTY a chance to rule SINGAPORE. Like a translated saying “NO fish, prawn also good”, “no PAP, any shit also good”