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Minister Grace Fu to Singaporeans: Help new citizens integrate into Singapore

Posted by temasektimes on August 14, 2012

Though it was the government which opened the floodgates to admit too many immigrants within too short a period of time making integration impossible, Singaporeans are now expected to help them integrate into Singapore instead.

Speaking in parliament on Monday, newly-minted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Grace Fu said that “helping new citizens to build an attachment to Singapore is not something that the Government can do single-handedly.”

“Student leaders and educators, employers and unions, grassroots and community leaders as well as new immigrants must join us in this important task of strengthening our social cohesion,” she added.

The government had devoted $10 million dollars of taxpayers’ monies in 2009 to help make the immigrants feel welcomed, accepted and happy in Singapore via a Community Integration Fund which was managed by the National Integration Council.

Ms Fu recounted that, since 2009, the National Integration Council has granted funds out of the Community Integration Fund

As the work of the National Integration Council is a long-term one, it is therefore too early to conclude if government efforts to integrate new immigrants have been successful.

Foreigners now make up 40 percent of Singapore’s population. Of the remaining 60 percent who are ‘citizens’, an increasing number are born overseas.

25 Responses to “Minister Grace Fu to Singaporeans: Help new citizens integrate into Singapore”

  1. kaypoh said

    For $200 u can “integrate” all u want with FTs in Geylang, how can I claim subsidies Miss Fu?

    • Ah Fook said

      Take a close look at the photo posted. It looks like all the new immigrants are from China or at least the vast majority of them. Why is that so? No wonder Singaporeans are calling this place Chinapore.

  2. Cher said

    You bring in the foreigners that bought up all the COE, speculate on the property market, given that we had limited land. Took away jobs at EVERY LEVEL. Convert them to PRs and they push up the HDB resale market. Crowd our trains, derail our courtesy campaign, keep clean campaign, speak good English campaign…etc etc. This country is going to the dogs.

    • Daft Peasant said

      don like that…….in the near future, we sinkies will work under them…….I’m one of them now…..

    • Derrick Boh said

      They agree and prepare to have 6 kids or more per house hold, not too late to start, making babies more than 7.

    • Derrick Boh said

      This entry records the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country’s home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.

      RANK COUNTRY (% OF GDP) DATE OF INFORMATION

      1 Zimbabwe
      230.80 2011 est.

      2 Japan
      208.20 2011 est.

      3 Saint Kitts and Nevis
      200.00 2011 est.

      4 Greece
      165.40 2011 est.

      5 Lebanon
      137.10 2011 est.

      6 Iceland
      130.10 2011 est.

      7 Jamaica
      126.50 2011 est.

      8 Italy
      120.10 2011 est.

      9 Singapore
      118.20 2011 est.

      10 Ireland
      107.00 2011 est.

      11 Barbados
      103.90 2011 est.

      12 Portugal
      103.30 2011 est.

      13 Sudan
      100.80 2011 est.

      14 Belgium
      99.70 2011 est.

      They are here to reduce Government’s public debts plus make more than 5 babies? Information from below website:

      https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2186rank.html

    • True BLUE Sinkie said

      Well said, well said. You are spot on with your views. Fully agree with you. The only ones who disagree with you are the PAPies and that prostitute Grace Fu.

  3. Paul said

    Disgrace Fool, when the percentage is as high as 40%, integration is near impossible, added the fact the quite a number are new citizen, more than 40% need to integrate into singapore socitey. Malaysian, Mainland Chinese, India Indian, Pinoys, thai, vietnamese etc are forming their own community. Why integrate when you are surrounded by your own fellow natives?

    • True BLUE Sinkie said

      The PAP is constantly asking Singaporeans help FT integrate into our society. I think it should be the other way round instead. Singaporeans are being overwhelmed and surrounded by Foreigners and these FTs should help Singaporeans integrate into their society instead since we have all lost our identity and culture. Get the hell out of here Grace Fu and see you in Geylang soon. Alternatively, see you in Keong Siak St.

  4. Linda said

    which MP salary too low now upgrade minster what do u think ??/

  5. Victor said

    All these just goes to show how short sighted the Singapore Government is. Opening the flood gates to foreigners without having serious considerations on their impact on our social fabrics and having to use our tax payers monies to make these people feel welcome. WHAT A BAG OF BULLS.

    Why cant we use the money on our fellow Singaporeans who are struggling and marginalised due to their open door policies, to make their life easier? WHY ARE WE USING TAX PAYERS MONIES ON THESE FOREIGNERS WHEN THERE ARE LOTS OF NEEDY SINGAPOREANS OUT THERE???

    Do you guys still think you deserve to be in the government and drawing millions when you can only care for foreigners???

    • Naivety said

      I do not think so that they are short-sighted rather the Pro-Alien Party purposely wanted to terkan us native Singaporeans for the drastic drop in percentage votes during GE 2011 as well as the small reduction in their monstrous multi millions dollars in ministerial salaries so as a form of punishment to us, these MIWs advertently opened the floodgates & doors big big to entice & induce the FTs to come & settle down in Sinkapore and to snatch the ricebowls of native Singaporeans getting us replaced & displaced of good jobs resulting in high unemployment to native Singaporeans especially those under the PMET category!!!

      Henceforth, come GE 2016, we, native Singaporeans must be brave enough to stand up together to vote these wicked MIWs out once & for all, no 2nd thoughts & 2 ways about…this is the only to progress/prosper & move forward!!!

  6. Wolfglare said

    Grace Fool why don’t you open your legs and welcome these FT too fuck you instead….we had enough of you and your PAP monkeys asking Singaporean to integrate with your FT trash…..go fuck off

    • Naivety said

      Agreed with you fully!

      She can also open her big CB mouth to integrate & assimilate with these FTs as well as her mouth is big enough for integration purposes!!!

  7. mahbok tan said

    all these MINI-sters are a pain in the neck lei…..all talking about intergration with fellow FT’s and blah blah blah…..Wei kanni kayu GrrFool …. if all Sgporean earning half of what u are paid I think we have no problem intergrating them into our society…..but hor….even our rice bowl oso they are now taking from our own hands u want us to intergrate arh….siao and LJiao…..!!!

    U all mini-sters are makng old main like me angry onli hor everyday……KNNBCCB….!!! hic * * * hic * * * hic * * * * * *

  8. Playfair said

    Grace Fu just got promoted trying to act smart. If not no sound. At least now she can draw a higher salary as she was vocal about ministers salary being cut.
    Grace Fu how have you integrated, do you take the bus or train.do you have to rush for carpark space at HDB estates,are you affected by the rising HDB flats and not being able to get a flat.Are you affected by high COE pricing.Are you affected by being pushed out because an immigrant has taken your job.
    Why should we Integrate? We did not create this mess you and your million dollar man should be responsible.
    This problem has divided Singapore and the PAP Goverment is RESPONSIBLE.
    If anything happen the PAP Goverment is RESPONSIBLE.

  9. i say what i think only... said

    “This Grace Fu” ah, try asking foreigners to integrate with us. The only common sensical thing is to get the minority to integrate with majority as it is easier to move the smaller group than the larger group.

    oh i forgot, the larger group has been well-trained to be more obedient to government than the more adventurous and defiant smaller group. woof woof… we are the dogs, aren’t we?

    • mahbok tan said

      ” Dis-Grace Fu ” minister of fools ……!

      Money not enuf …. says by who……!

      Not me .. definitely not U……..!

      Instead the CB mouth Dis-Grace full….!

    • Daft Peasant said

      now sinkies 60%, foreigners 40% tio bo?

      very fast, it will be foreigners 60%, sinkies 40%…..hence we sinkies are then the minority……

      coming soon…
      Ha ha ha ha…..

  10. compatriot said

    Grace Fu you have recently been promoted of your new status which sadly,society place no tribute.Words are cheap.Now what have you done and will be doing for local born Singaporeans inorder to unify and uplift their livelyhood before we Singaporeans take heed to your clarion call to integrate new citizens

    Actions speaks louder than words
    Jangan sangka ayer tenang tiada buaya
    Still waters runs deep

  11. oldguard said

    Sooner or later, they will suggest to have their new year celebration here.

  12. Wicked Brain said

    Oh… Integration again.
    Kindly ask the new citizens whether they have the need to integrate with us.

    ^_^

  13. A G Young said

    “THE EAST IS RED” as quoted in PRC CHAIRMAN MAO little RED BOOK, published a century ago. I pray hard that we are not turning his (CHAIRMAN MAO) quotation into REALITY!

  14. Henry Lim said

    When you create a policy without bother to consult your citizens first, then now you want your citizens to help you to cushion the policy fallout. Why should we the citizens bother now???

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