Its only a "death sentence" if you keep applying with the same information.stormmonarch wrote:Thanks for your reply. I got the letter from ICA today.
"Thank you for your interest in Singapore Permanent Residence (PR). All SPR applications are assessed holistically under the prevailing criteria, including economic contribution, education qualifications and integration with Singapore society among other things.
We have considered your application, including supporting documents. We regret to inform you that your application is not successful.
Nevertheless, you can continue to work and reside here on your valid Work Pass."
I read from this forum that the last line is basically a death sentence to my future application. So I have no chance at all. As a person growing up here, this is devastating to me. It is a home where I no longer belong to.
You think ICA is publishing their decision making process? I don't think so. My sense of what is going on and the government reasoning behind it is based solely upon ten years of reading this board, and from time to time, researching in depth some of the cases that have been posted here.martincymru wrote:Anybody really know what the "among other things..." are ?
Strong Eagle: Refer me to the relevant citations as evidence for your assertions.
+1 About the racial quotas.Strong Eagle wrote: Think it through... HDB quotas and the ministerial 'teams' that are elected to promote racial harmony are what? Hmmm... a Malay, a Chinese, an Indian... oh shit... what about the Vietnamese or the Korean... this puts a fundamental hex on the whole idea of racial proportioning the gahmen uses to keep the Chinese as the majority race.
They sums up the PRC arrivals too...Strong Eagle wrote:, and they are escaping communism and won't be fans of the paternalistic gahmen here.
That one is easy. The there is nothing to leak as it's a fluid number based on an ongoing assessment. There is nothing cast in stone and ICA as well as MOM always leave the back door open to change/tweak/abolish/add to any policy whenever they receive direction from the Minister in charge of that ministry. This is why, when you use the online assessment tools that MOM provides, they tell you that the assessment tool will tell you if you are qualified to apply for 'X' pass. It does not say you will get applied for pass. Only that you are qualified to apply for it. Big difference. Almost all of their policies are the same. That's why they are able to turn on a dime as the saying goes. The government has already stated in the aftermath of GE2011 that they would be endeavoring to right the demographics to the traditional numbers pre-2000 when the government started ramping up the drive to make Singapore an IT hub. This increased the Indian element to around 9+% of the resident population instead of the long time traditional 7%. They have been working hard at it for 4 years, not shutting off the tap completely but slowing it down to a trickle and to appease the SG Citizens, putting a damper on the numbers of PRs (who tend to purchase resale flats at exorbitant rates, causing the sellers to keep holding out for more money and putting it out of reach of a lot of SG Citizens for whom the HDB was designed & built for. By the same token, They mis-judged the ground-swell against the heavy influx of PRCs (which, due to the Chinese having the lowest TFR of the 4 races here, was increased in order to offset/replace the 2% of their demographic that was lost over the same period).martincymru wrote:Everyday we hear of "leaks" (1mdb being an example).
Why do you think the "criteria/data" here has never been leaked let alone speculating as to who is in control of this vast social experiment.
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