23 Nov '11, 2am

Migrants from S-E Asia made up half the new citizens & PRs here over the last 10 years: DPM Teo Chee Hean

Migrants from countries in South-east Asia made up half of the new citizens and permanent residents here over the last 10 years, according to figures released on Tuesday by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Singapore saw an average of about 13,000 new citizens yearly, of whom 49.4 per cent were from South-east Asia, and 42.1 per cent from other Asian countries. Over the same period from 2000 to last year, there were on average 48,000 PRs yearly, with 49.2 per cent from South-east Asia, and 44.5 per cent from other parts of Asia. The minister in charge of the National Population and Talent Division gave the numbers in a written reply to Mr Gan Thiam Poh (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC).

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/Parliament/Story/STIStory_737...

Tweets

1/3 of PRs would rather not serve NS. (See how ...

straitstimes.com 23 Nov '11, 2am

About 8,800 male foreigners, who became permanent residents (PRs) under the sponsorship of their parents, enlisted for and...

[habitatnews] An introduction to raptors of Sou...

habitatnews.nus.edu.sg 25 Nov '11, 4pm

Just in case you've not seen this, here is the link to "An Introduction to the Raptors of Southeast Asia: Status, Identifi...

Startup Asia Singapore — 2-3 Feb

sgentrepreneurs.com 22 Nov '11, 1pm

Startup Asia Singapore will be held in the Singapore Expo in early February 2012. This event will showcase startups from S...

Looks great! [NEW] Malaysia Asia Travel Blog ha...

blog.malaysia-asia.my 26 Nov '11, 1pm

Malaysia Asia Wins Best Online Media at Sabah Tourism Awards 2011 and this is my first actual award after three and a half...

New blog post: BlackBerry DevCon Asia relocated...

blog.dk.sg 22 Nov '11, 1pm

Good news to Singapore BlackBerry developers. Due to the flooding in Bangkok, Research In Motion (RIM) is relocating Black...

Chevron Fined Just Half a Day's Profit For Oil ...

treehugger.com 22 Nov '11, 5am

What happens when a multi-billion dollar oil company accidentally unleashes thousands of barrels of oil into the Atlantic ...

130,000 persons granted Singapore citizenship o...

todayonline.com 22 Nov '11, 1pm

SINGAPORE - On average, 13,000 persons were granted Singapore citizenship (SC) annually from the period of 2001 to 2010. A...

130,000 persons granted S'pore citizenship over...

channelnewsasia.com 22 Nov '11, 11am

SINGAPORE: On average, 13,000 persons were granted Singapore citizenship (SC) annually from the period of 2001 to 2010. Al...

Stop PRs from gaming the system

theonlinecitizen.com 25 Nov '11, 2am

I know of second generation PRs who renounced their PRs, skip NS and studied and worked a number of years abroad and after...