18 Jan '11, 12am

The number of permanent resident passes granted dropped about 50% last year, DPM Wong Kan Seng said

DPM Wong chatting with students from National Junior College, Singapore Polytechnic, Anglo-Chinese Junior College and Anderson Junior College at the Singapore Perspectives 2011 conference yesterday. At the conference, he said a policy change that drew clearer distinctions between the benefits citizens and PRs enjoy 'underlines our principle that Singaporeans will enjoy priority over non-citizens'. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG THE Government granted only 29,265 permanent resident passes last year, fewer than half of the 59,460 passes given out the year before. It is also the lowest the PR intake has been in at least five years. The sharp drop in PRs is a result of the tightening of immigration policy in 2009 to better manage the inflow and quality of new immigrants, said Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng on Monday. A policy change that drew clearer distinctions between the ben...

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