01 May '11, 10am

'Limits on foreign workers will crimp growth': TRADE and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang has urged Singaporeans

TRADE and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang has urged Singaporeans to understand the need for foreign workers, cautioning that Singapore will have to turn away big investments if it is not flexible on this issue. He said the government plans to cap the proportion of foreigners at one-third of the workforce over the next decade, but this limit will constrain Singapore's economic growth. He was speaking to reporters after a walkabout at Boon Lay market and hawker centre with his fellow PAP candidates for West Coast GRC - Mr S Iswaran, Mr Arthur Fong, Mr Lawrence Wong and Ms Foo Mee Har. 'We will keep foreign workers to one-third of the workforce but I can tell you that one-third of the workforce is a very severe limitation to us,' he said. 'I have to be very selective now and take in investments that don't bust that constraint.' Mr Lim said in 2006 and 2007, when Singapore too...

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