Singaporean to PM Lee: Be fair to Singaporeans
Posted by temasektimes on July 24, 2012
There are a lot of frustration and anger out there towards foreigners in our midst. This may be mistaken for the need for more racial harmony. Something must be done to quell these misguided feelings towards foreigners, before they manifest in violence.
It does not help that the population has increased so substantially by the influx of new immigrants, and within such a short period of time; the trains are crowded, cost of basic housing is high, cost of living is going up, and many foreigners are perceived to be in better positions to take advantage of the economic success of Singapore, while many Singaporeans have perceived that this is done at their expense.
Notwithstanding that some of the newer measures have been taken to make up for inequality of past policies, one cannot help but feel that the horse has bolted out of the stables already, and we are trying to catch-up on the failed policies of the past.. It is well and good to ask Singaporeans to be understanding but the government must be even more proactive in its policies towards a fairer Singapore for Singaporeans.
Talk is often easy but execution of policies need haste and action. I wish you well in a difficult task, but I do hope for the sake of Singaporeans, that this is done expediently.
TOH YIU KWONG
*The above was first posted as a comment on PM Lee’s Facebook: