Tan Jee Say: PAP giving foreigners citizenship to vote for it
Posted by temasektimes on February 17, 2013
A population White Paper endorsed by the government last week aimed to increase Singapore’s population to 6.9 million people in 2030 with 25,000 foreigners projected to be granted Singapore citizenship yearly.
“The only reason to give them citizenship is political, not economical. Immigrants tend to vote for the government of the day,” said Mr Tan at a protest held at Speakers’ Corner yesterday evening.
Mr Tan also rubbished the White Paper’s claims that Singapore’s economy will slow down in the absence of immigration, saying that the government has run out of ideas to grow the economy.
It was reported that during the 2011 General Election in the United Kingdom, 80 percent of immigrants voted for the incumbent Labor Party which eventually lost the election.
The ruling coalition in Malaysia is reportedly giving Malaysian citizenship to immigrants ahead of the General Election due to be held this year.