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.