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Minister quizzed at residents' dialogue: SINGAPORE: The issue of overcrowding and increase in new immigrants wer...

Minister quizzed at residents' dialogue: SINGAPORE: The issue of overcrowding and increase in new immigrants wer...

SINGAPORE: The issue of overcrowding and increase in new immigrants were the main issues raised at a dialogue on Sunday afternoon, attended by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew at Tampines Primary School. Some residents raised issues concerning overcrowding and the rise in property prices which they said is due to new immigrants. The residents also asked if the government would be comfortable with new Singaporeans entering the political arena. In response, Mr Lui said although there should not be a difference between 'old' and 'new' Singaporeans, the government would look at how long new citizens have been in Singapore, when selecting candidates to become possible MPs. While there were a number of questions related to the presence of foreign workers during the one-and-a-half hour forum, another question that stood out was the rationale behi...

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