20 Jan '11, 1am

This article says the new migrant policy is a PAP tactic to stay in power?

New migrants A rising force 2006-2010: registered voters up by 151,000 while citizenships given to foreigners hit record 90,000. Analyse future implications. By Seah Chiang Nee. Jan 15, 2011 (Synopsis: New citizens may leave their mark on local politics, becoming a force capable of changing governments and dictating policies in not too distant future.) IN the next few months, Singapore will likely witness the largest number of new citizens voting for the first time in a general election. This is only an early step of a long-term immigration policy to offer up to 20,000 citizenships to foreigners every year to avoid population decline. Between 2006 and last year, the government registered 91,900 new citizens, a record for a five-year period in contemporary Singapore. Until then, the comparative rate was about a third. This continuing flow of new migrants to settle down here...

Full article: http://www.littlespeck.com/content/politics/CTrendsPoliti...

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