22 Jul '11, 7am

(TTR) PM Lee ’selling’ Singapore as a ‘hub’ to South Asian diaspora

Despite his earlier promise to ‘moderate’ the inflow of foreigners into Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong continues to welcome them, especially those from South Asia. Less than a week after calling on Singaporeans to help ‘integrate’ the new citizens of India, PM Lee is now ’selling’ Singapore to the South Asian diaspora during a convention yesterday. PM Lee said Singapore will ‘actively’ foster closer links with South Asia to “network, exchange knowledge, and explore trade and business opportunities.” PM Lee said Singapore is a hub for this, as it is located at the crossroads of trade, talent and capital. “We are business-friendly, with a good legal system, with a transparent business environment, and prevalent use of English throughout our society as a working language,” he boasted. He added that the bilateral and regional trade with India, for example, will incr...

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