27 Jun '11, 5am

[TR] Young Singaporeans angry at Dr Tony Tan for depriving them opportunities at home

Though presidential hopeful Dr Tony Tan has won the ringing endorsement of senior PAP leaders in the last few days with PAP’s Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong calling him a ‘unifying’ figure for all Singaporeans, it appears that he will not have the support of many young Singaporeans who are still angry at him for depriving them educational opportunities at home. As a former PAP education minister in the 1990s, Dr Tony Tan was responsible for the PAP’s open-door policy to foreign students which had brought thousands of them from China, India and elsewhere to study in Singapore universities on government scholarships which paid for their tuition fees and monthly living allowances among other things. “‎Singapore will not have enough graduates to service the economy in the year 2000, and steps will have to be taken to boost the intake at the universities here, while attracti...

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