19 Jul '11, 6am

With Dr Tony Tan as president, we might build another hostel to welcome more international students. Brilliant proposal?

With Dr Tony Tan as president, we might build another hostel to welcome more international students. Brilliant proposal?

Presidential hopeful Tony Tan explains his view of a "Singaporeans first" policy. (Yahoo! photo) Presidential hopeful Dr Tony Tan said he favours a "Singaporeans first" policy in higher education. "Whatever initiatives we launch, we must always put the interests of Singaporeans and Singapore first," said Dr Tan on Tuesday in a speech at the Singapore Management University on the future of higher education. The former Deputy Prime Minister cited how citizens have priority entrance to primary and secondary school, and have access to subsidies and scholarships to pursue higher education here or abroad. "But 'Singaporeans first' is different from saying 'Singaporeans only'," noted Dr Tan. "Singapore is an international city and it would be a grave mistake to close our doors." Since his announcement to run for Presidency, Dr Tan has been criticised by netizens for his policies ...

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  1. 25 Jul '11, 4am

    No matter how many public acts his sycophants at SPH may set him up for and how they may gild the lily or slice the loaf, Tony Tan will always remain "White" within..they are all white-washed....

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