16 Nov '11, 3am

Who opened the floodgates to immigrants? | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Who opened the floodgates to immigrants? | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Office workers walk out for lunch at the financial district in Singapore in 2008. (AFP photo) Who opened the floodgates in Singapore that let in three new waves of immigrants during the past 24 years? Most Singaporeans probably feel they know the answer but at least one serious analyst has pointed the finger, not at their influential ex-Minister Mentor, but at Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong . Although a few people had privately talked about it, this was the first time it was articulated publicly that the mild-mannered Goh 's role was more than a passive one. A regular contributor on the republic's history and current affairs, Chua Suntong wrote in The Online Citizen that Goh was the starting force behind the influx of foreign PRs. The ill-prepared policy, one of modern Singapore's most important, has been the cause of a number of problems for locals, ranging from j...

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