Are Singapore Immigration Policies Based On RACIAL QUOTA Favouring the Chinese?
Ever since its ‘independence’ from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore has been ruled by the Chinese-centred People’s Action Party, or PAP. Prior to the ‘independence’, PAP managed to win a Parlimentary seat in Semenanjung Tanah Melayu, ie Bangsar. The PAP only member of Parliment was Mr. Devan Nair, who, after the ‘independence’ of Singapore, became one of the founding members of the ‘Malaysian-version’ of PAP, the Democratic Action Party, or DAP.
One of major objectives of both PAP and DAP was to abolish the ‘Kedudukan istimewa Melayu’ provisions in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. Despite an Indian being the first Secretary General of DAP, the DAP has been Chinese-centred, like its predecessor PAP of Singapore. Devan Nair was called back to Singapore in 1968, and later appointed President of Singapore. His post as the Secretary General of DAP was briefly passed on to Goh Hock Guan before it went into the hand of Lim Kit Siang in 1969, for the next 30 years. It was the year of DAP’s debut in Malaysian General Election on 9th May, and according to the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, it was the PROVOCATIVE VICTORY PARADES organised by DAP in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on 10th, 11th and 12th May which sparked off the 13th May 1969 worst RACIAL RIOT the country had ever witnessed.
I’m here today not to reflect back on the HORRENDOUS EVENTS of 1969, but would like to draw the attention of fellow bloggers and visitors to my site across the world, towards PAP-ruled Singapore, in particular its Immigration policies. This may provide us a good insight into what DAP, the Malaysian counterpart of PAP Singapore, would be indulging themselves in should they be in position of power.
Let me start by highlighting the RACIAL COMPOSITION of the RESIDENT POPULATION of Singapore. According to an analysis by the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute, the RESIDENT POPULATION of Singapore in 2010 was 3,771,721, comprising of 74.11% Chinese, 13.4% Malays, 9.2% Indians and 3.3% others.
According to the same analysis, Singapore RESIDENT POPULATION is divided into two catagories, CITIZENS and PERMANENT RESIDENTS(PR). PR have the same responsibilities and benefits like the CITIZENS, apart from not being allowed to vote in Singapore elections. In, 2010, out of the total Singapore RESIDENTS POPULATION, 14.34% are those with PR status. Out of the 541,002 PR, 61.4% are Chinese, 3.0% Malays, 20.4% Indians and 15.2% others.
Based on the figures by the Migration Policy Institute, very GLARING FACT about the racial composition of the Singapore PR population is the VAST DISPARITY between the percentage of Chinese PR(61.4%) and the Malays PR(3.0 %), compared to RACIAL COMPOSITION of Singapore RESIDENTS POPULATION. Infact the composition of Indian PR(20.4%) is 7 times higher than that of the Malays. PAP officials may attribute the GLARING FACT on certain procedures like requiring potential PR to be of certain economic and career standings and background, like having to be from Professional groupings, established businessmen etc. However, its an open secret that Singapore Government have been more inclined to ‘recruit’ PR from countries of ‘Greater China’ like Hong Kong, Macao and People’s Republic of China itself. Its no co-incidence that in 1989, Singapore had put in place several policies to encourage ‘skilled people'(to be read as ‘skilled Chinese) from Hong Kong to settle down in Singapore as PRs.
We do not have to be ‘geniuses’ like Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chock Tong and Lee Hsien Loong, to read ‘between the lines’ that such policies were meant to bring in MORE CHINESE into Singapore, and to provide checks on the increase of its Malay population.
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