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Nearly 3,000 foreigners given Singapore citizenship in ONE weekend

Posted by temasektimes on August 25, 2012

Despite the repeated reassurances by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that his government is ‘moderating’ the intake of immigrants, they appear to be still coming to Singapore in droves.

The state media reported today that “nearly 3,000 new citizens will receive their citizenship certificates in island-wide ceremonies to be held by the different GRCs over the weekend.”

The relentless influx of foreigners have changed Singapore’s demographics to beyond recognition with locals feeling increasingly marginalized by the government’s immigration policies.

Foreigners now make up 40 percent of Singapore’s population, up from 14 percent in 1990. Of the remaining 60 percent who are citizens, an increasing number are born overseas.

47 Responses to “Nearly 3,000 foreigners given Singapore citizenship in ONE weekend”

  1. Naivety said

    Wow, incredible…no doubt about it the Pro-Alien Party clearly is into vote buying strategy as they know that their support from local Singaporeans are waning!

    If 3000 FTs are given Singapore citizenship weekly, come GE 2016, there will be another 624,000 new (FTs) citizens & very soon foreigners (FTs) will make up at least 60 percent of Singapore’s total population!!!

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      Wow you are brilliant Dr Naivety. If only you were our Prime Minister! Wasted lah!

      • Naivety said

        Yeap, too bad…Dr Ken Masuk-Briyani

        How I wish I am the PM of Sinkapor but unfortunately I do not have a father by the name of “Lee Con You” desu!

  2. Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

    Well done! I feel it only right for more citizenship certificates to be issued. I am sure the ruling government can improve on this number drastically.

  3. Ken Lee said

    long life LKY!!! may you able to see how your son destroy what you build!!

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      There is no destruction. I only see infrastructure in Singapore getting better and better and better. You halucinating?

  4. nocando said

    i just don’t understand why would anyone want to become dog citizen of this country

    • Calvin said

      You are slapping yourself !
      Be proud and take pride in your country. If you are unhappy , go into the political arena n show to us how you wish to improve this home for all of us .

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      Then be a cat citizen of another country. If you feel you are a dog then you are one.

    • James said

      stepping stone to be pr of another country after being a citizen of sg which he cun do that from his/her origin country

      • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

        Why u sulking? He at least give Singapore a chance and people like u treat him like shit. So now he wants to move on to a better place. What’s wrong with that?

  5. Dennis said

    Is PAP challenging Singaporeans? Please don’t push us to the limit!

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      Even if the PAP is, what you going to do about it? No other party in government today will do anything different from the PAP. If you feel challenged, form your own political party and try your luck. Otherwise, bail out of Singapore or just zip your mouth tightly.

  6. John said

    It’s not actually 3000, more like 10000 if you include their spouses and children, and even parents

  7. Lim said

    we are being slowly boiled alive yet still ignorant and supporting the one cooking us dead. sigh.

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      We are being slowly boiled alive? Correctin buddy, it has already reached boiling point and you are still alive. Don’t blame the government for doing what is necessary to keep Singapore afloat in this unkind world. Many other countries are embracing foreign relents too just like Singapore. Why don’t you “try” another government for a change?

      • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

        We are being slowly boiled alive? Correctin buddy, it has already reached boiling point and you are still alive. Don’t blame the government for doing what is necessary to keep Singapore afloat in this unkind world. Many other countries are embracing foreign talents too just like Singapore. Why don’t you “try” another government for a change?

      • Nicole said

        Why is this even considered necessary?

        The government says that they have no choice but to bring in foreigners because otherwise we’d end up as a country with an ageing population but I don’t think they’ve put much thought into how this mass influx of foreign talents. It’s one thing to be densely populated and another to be over-populated. And it’s pretty clear that Singapore is leaning closer to the latter.

      • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

        Nicole, u may be right about this.

    • Naivety said

      Serve you right for being one of those 60.1% of the Daft & Naive Singaporeans during GE 2011!

      • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

        That’s because you were no where to be seen as an opposition candidate during the GE to vote for you. Don’t blame me for your absence! That vote was meant for u not the PAP!

  8. Danny said

    This is a purely political decision designed to make up the loss of support for PAP among Singaporeans. PAP’s view is that the “new Singaporeans” will most likely vote for PAP in GE2016. Expect the number of new citizens to increase sharply over the next few years as PAP needs a lot of “new” supporters for GE2016 since it continues to lose support from Singaporeans due to it arrogance, incompetence and pro-alien policies.

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      For Singapreans like yourself who have already lost complete faith in PM LHL and his team, why now point fingers at the foreigners who have complete trust in the ruling government and wanting to make Singapore their home?

  9. Been there, done that many years ago said

    The headline of this article is misleading. This is the ceremony where the new citizens receive their pink ICs, that few thousands applications were approved over the course of the last 6 months or so.

    • Naivety said

      Whatever it is you can’t deny the stark reality & fact that there are currently more than 1 Million PRCs in Sinkapore + 568,000 Pinoys + India Indians, Thais, Viets, Mynamar, Malaysians, Indonesian, Caucasians, East Europeans, etcs there u go you have more than 2.5 Millions of these FTs/FWs in a tiny island called Sinkapore already!

      How many people do you think our small little red dot could accommodate before it gets over-populated & over congestion…
      6 Millions, 8 Millions or even 10 Millions in total???

  10. confused... said

    wondering will the % hit 80 before 2016 and someone can stay in office for another4 years??

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      Bet my last dollar PAP will be around with or without your vote. Actually, nobody cares even if u decide to vote or not.

  11. Absolute Freedom said

    my only worry is, by GE2016 and by whatever the votes swing then,
    the amount of new citizens by then is already too too many,
    it might be the road to no return already by then … SIGH !!!

  12. Mark said

    Bitter truth is growth of singapore economy mainly depend on the service sector. To do this presently or next few year population need to grow. 1 make more baby’s 2 bring people from out side.. bsicaly shops can sell stuff, Tax will paid…. But the question is Total population 5,183.700 out of that PR+WP 3,789.300 ..who going to do there work ? how to recover there direct tax and indirect tax income?
    oh
    here is a idea.. why dont we all pure singaporians.. get together make at least 4,000 000 babys .. wait for another 20 year. then sure can kick out all so call forign talents.
    oops .. by that time China and India will be far ahead than us.. we may be can keep african people for blue coller stuff. not bad ah !!!

  13. 5vvaper said

    Just wondering who gave out the cert in aljunied grc and hougang smc?

  14. 3,000 foreign trash given Singapore citizenship? Singapore for sale, very very cheap. Any Tom, Dick and Harry from any country can get SG citizenship so easily. As the saying goes, easy come, easy go. Singapore is only a springboard for these new citizens. Next, they will be applying to go to US, Australia, New Zealand…..

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      You also easy come to Singapore probably at KK Hospit. Now I am saying its also easy go for you if u not happy living in Sigapore. No need to Kau Beh Kau!!!!!

  15. ANX said

    Of this 3000 ‘new citizens’, how many whom had stayed, worked, raised a family, sons went thru NS etc like any Singaporean would gone thru for more than 10/20 years?

    • Naivety said

      What is so difficult & great in obtaining instantaneous cheap Singapore Citizenship from any foreigner/FT, just simply tell the Pappies or Pro-Alien Party that U WILL VOTE FOR THEM COME GE2016 & STRAIGHTAWAY YOU WILL BE ISSUED WITH ONE…SO EASY & SIMPLE LAH!

      WHAT A CHEAP WAY TO BUY VOTES & PRESERVE YOUR POWER!!!!

      • Calvin said

        Meritocracy has its merit and benefits .
        You must be a simpleton to write like this and
        Like all others who revoke our Red Dot passport to look for greener pastures still suffer from this feeling that you are left behind .
        You dont say that we are presently living in First World State of Art country with the choice of paying cheaply for a meal , housing and safety for our love ones .
        Try visiting war torn countries and any of our neighboring countries who is mired in poverty and steep corruption will you Wake Up to your darnest senses !

      • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

        PAP will preserve their power from people like you at any cost. So?

  16. kontolbAs1 said

    with condition to vote for PAP …

  17. Siddy said

    If you so much concerned about citizenship then make babies lah. Dont want to make babies wear double condom and complain!!!!

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