PM Lee welcomes 200 new citizens and urges Singaporeans to ‘reach out’ to them
Posted by temasektimes on July 7, 2012
Barely a year later, he appears to be singing a different tune as foreigners continued to be granted Singapore PR and citizenship.
Speaking at a ceremony this morning to ‘welcome’ 200 new citizens as they received their pink Singapore ICs from PM Lee this morning at a ceremony in Ang Mo Kio, PM Lee called on Singaporeans yet again to ‘reach out’ to the immigrants to make them feel welcomed, accepted and happy in Singapore.
He had earlier called on Singaporeans to ‘open’ their hearts to ’embrace’ the newcomers in spite of rising public disgruntlement on the ground.
It is not revealed how many of these ‘new citizens’ will be roped into the PAP grassroots organizations to serve as grassroots leaders to ‘serve’ native Singaporeans in due course.
In other countries, immigrants are expected to integrate into local society, but it seems to be the other way round in Singapore where Singaporeans are constantly exhorted to adapt to their way of life to the event of splurging on public monies to conduct their cultural festivals and sports to make them feel ‘at home’ in Singapore.
*Source of photo: PM Lee’s Facebook