Our government is trying to bring in at least 20,000 new citizens each year in the hope of arresting the low birth rate issue.
Transitioning is carrying out a qualitative survey of the views of local Singaporeans on this contentious move and below is one of such respondent’s view:
Transitiong (T): First of all, can you state your age, marital status, educational qualifications and work experience?
Melvin (M): 50, Married, Diploma, Unemployed since 1/3/2009
T: Do you agree with the government’s stand to bring in 20,000 new citizens each year to stem the current low birth rate here? Why so?
M: Yes and No.
Yes – If they are able to convert PR to Citizenship
No – If they can’t convert 20,000 PR for citizenship in a particular year , they should reduce the PR approval accordingly in the next year to prevent a marginal increase in PR who is in for a free ride on our PAP stupidity.
T: What do you think the government can do alternatively instead of bringing in fresh foreign citizens to beef up the population?
M: The most important task for the government is not to take the easy way out by bringing in immigrants to stem the falling birth rate. The main task is to do a root cause analysis of our desire to stay baby free and implement effective measure to create a baby boom. Unfortunately, our highly paid MIW only seek the easy way out.
T: Many Singaporeans have cry foul with the ease foreigners has in attaining permanent resident status and then citizenship later on, what are some of the measures you hope to see so that the immigration process can be further tightened up?
M: All PRs who do not apply for SC after 3 years should be downgraded to work permit level. Exception for PRs who have roots in Singapore.
T: Many netizens have also commented that bringing in large numbers of foreign citizens is one of the sinister plot of the government to convert them into loyal voters for the next general election in 2016, do you agree with this statement? Why so?
M: Yes , this is a open secret which only first class idiot will not acknowledge. By virtue of PAP past record of unethical measure against political opponent, every man in the street knows of all dirty tactics the PAP will adopt
T: Our government has being asking Singaporeans to accept and help foreigners assimilate into our culture, do you think this is happening now? What are some of the things you hope to see plan out with regard to social integration programmes?
M: The government know too late that this open policy is causing them dearly in all aspects. They expect us to pick up their shit. Tell PAP ministers to do a weekly housewarming party in their own homes for the new immigrant.
T: On a personal level, how are you affected by the influx of foreigners into our midst and what is the maximum number of foreigners you want to see living in our country at any one time?
Affected in all ways. Ideal ratio is 10 : 2
T: Many people have commented that our government should do more to help our young couples give birth given the chronic work stress and high cost of living here, do you agree with this? Why so?
M: Agree fully. For me, I can pay off housing loan for 20 years base on one income. Can this generation do the same?. They really work their ass off for both couple to repaythe 30 years’ loan and you are talking about public housing!
T: What are some of the other areas you want our government to look into in the area of birth issue?
M: Implement less work week and stop telling the people that HBD is heavily subsidized when in real fact – it is not!
T: Do you believe that our country is in one of the worse post-war period now and that the next few years will be tough for Singaporeans given the intense competition for employment due to the huge foreign influx and fight for physical space?
M: This is the worst period for all Singaporeans and will continue so until Singapore wakes up from their slumber in 2016
Thank you and end of interview.