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#Singapore: Lack of immigrants will 'hurt' Singaporeans in future: The turning point of the unhappiness over the...

#Singapore: Lack of immigrants will 'hurt' Singaporeans in future: The turning point of the unhappiness over the...

The turning point of the unhappiness over the influx of foreigners will be reached when Singaporeans find themselves 'hurt' by a lack of immigrants, said former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: SPH The turning point of the unhappiness over the influx of foreigners will be reached when Singaporeans find themselves 'hurt' by a lack of immigrants, said former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on Wednesday. But that moment will probably only come in 20 or 30 years, he said, when there are not enough young people to shoulder the economic burden of the elderly. 'People now in their 20s and 30s, it's going to be like that for them for a long time, but suddenly they will find that they are in their late 50s and 60s, and they need more medical care, more home nursing - and where are the nurses, the paramedics and the doctors?' Although the intellectual argument on immi...

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