30 Apr '11, 2pm

GE: SDP raises issue of foreign workers

SINGAPORE: SDP candidates bring up the issue of the influx of foreigners; Ms Michelle Lee, candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, expresses concern at the large number of foreign workers and the rate at which they are entering Singapore. Ms Lee was speaking at a rally in Woodlands. Ms Lee said: "We must ask why so many and why so quickly? Singapore is becoming a place where Singaporeans are strangers in our own land. "In 1990, 20 years ago, foreigners made up 14 per cent of the people in Singapore. In just 20 years, according to the latest United Nations report, foreigners now make up 40.7 per cent of Singapore's population, almost 41 per cent as of mid 2010. "A UN report said this is far higher than any developed country in the world." SDP candidate for Bukit Panjang SMC, Mr Alec Tok has also hit out at the growing influx of foreigners, saying foreign workers have taken u...

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