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PR chances of Malaysian indian

Postby markbr » Tue, 09 Jan 2018 8:16 pm

Hi, I know it's hard for Indian citizens to get PR's nowadays but what if I'm a Malaysian citizen of indian ethnicity? I have an EP in a manufacturing MNC here. As i grew up in Malaysia, Singapore feels like home in the sense i speak and eat like a local. I integrate naturally with the local chinese here simply because of my malaysian upbringing. On a side note, I did my bachelors and lived in the UK for seven years. I am curious to know if a Malaysian Indian will be in the same boat as an indian Indian when it comes to the PR application? Any thoughts?

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Re: PR chances of Malaysian indian

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Jan 2018 9:33 am

Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam?

Tamil probably the easiest to assimilate with the Local Indians of Singapore, though there is a sizeable local Malayalam population here as well. The majority of EP, S pass holders are, I believe, of the more northern ethnic indians, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.,etc.

Maybe WE40 can better answer this as I'm only married to a local Tamil and also have a local Malayalam Son-in-Law (his parents are still PR's like me after 3 decades).

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Re: PR chances of Malaysian indian

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:11 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam?

Tamil probably the easiest to assimilate with the Local Indians of Singapore, though there is a sizeable local Malayalam population here as well. The majority of EP, S pass holders are, I believe, of the more northern ethnic indians, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.,etc.

Maybe WE40 can better answer this as I'm only married to a local Tamil and also have a local Malayalam Son-in-Law (his parents are still PR's like me after 3 decades).
There are many expats Indians from south as well as south India is closer to Singapore. I would imagine there are similar number of north and south Indians.

Regarding PR chances for Malaysian Indians, I have no clue. My guess is regardless of whether you can integrate or not you fall in the Indian race quota, and will be subjected to the same quota restrictions. Best is to just go ahead and try. Even better is to marry a local and then try.

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Re: PR chances of Malaysian indian

Postby markbr » Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:37 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam?

Tamil probably the easiest to assimilate with the Local Indians of Singapore, though there is a sizeable local Malayalam population here as well. The majority of EP, S pass holders are, I believe, of the more northern ethnic indians, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.,etc.

Maybe WE40 can better answer this as I'm only married to a local Tamil and also have a local Malayalam Son-in-Law (his parents are still PR's like me after 3 decades).



I'm Tamil but what I'm really curious about is whether the singapore government considers malaysian indians the same as indian indians in regards to the PR application.

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Re: PR chances of Malaysian indian

Postby markbr » Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:44 am

Wd40 wrote:Regarding PR chances for Malaysian Indians, I have no clue. My guess is regardless of whether you can integrate or not you fall in the Indian race quota, and will be subjected to the same quota restrictions. Best is to just go ahead and try. Even better is to marry a local and then try.

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Re: PR chances of Malaysian indian

Postby yesitsme » Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:53 am

Only based on anecdotal accounts.All things being same, Malaysian Indians are higher in pecking order.

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Re: PR chances of Malaysian indian

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:01 pm

yesitsme wrote:Only based on anecdotal accounts.All things being same, Malaysian Indians are higher in pecking order.
I agree. The thing is Indian quota is already over subscribed. So I would imagine only best of the best get it. For example, the CEO of a million dollar company employing hundreds of locals or guys like Piyush Gupta. Like really decision making high level executives. If these guys don't get PR they are likely to move and take their business with them. The next essential category, Foreign Indian spouses/children of SCs. Etc.

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