Everybody is on about the child on your application. I also feel that this would pose a problem. It would have made more sense if the mother added the child to HER PR application. However, the big elephant in the middle of the room may well have more bearing on it than the child does.
You are playing the artful dodger in this thread, but it's you who has his hat in his hand asking for information. Where are you from may well play a bigger part in this than you know.
If you are from Malaysia and/or Indonesia and ethnically Chinese you have a better chance than most everybody else in S.E.Asia (I didn't say 100% chance as we have seen rejections here as well on rare occasions). If you are from the PRC the odds drop considerably even though you would be Chinese which is the preferred race here. Malaysians from Malaysia also have a decent chance. Immigration here is controlled by ethnicity demographic percentages. Therefore, 75% of the successful ones will generally be ethnic Chinese. Due to the IT push in the first 15 years of this century, Indians were brought in in large numbers due to the proliferation of IT programmers there. In Singapore's quest to be an IT hub, lot's were allowed in and also allowed PR, much to the later dismay of the government here when they found out the most here were just collecting PRs and only out to flip properties for a profit and run to Au, Ca or the UK or US at the first chance. Therefore depriving others who would have actually been happy to call Sg home. The problem now, is that that issue, along with the fact that most from the sub-continent who managed to get into higher positions would only hire other Indians to the exclusion of all others, therefore souring the public and market so much so that now they almost have the hardest time getting PR here. This is following by those in the remaining regional countries who are not of the three major races here. Because these are the smallest percentages of the demographic here there are not too many available slots available annually. While there are not stated quotas, we are pretty sure that there is a cutoff point when it comes to minorities. Those who find it the hardest to get PR here seem to be from the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand & Myanmar. This is because you are competing in the 2% zone of the demographic which also included all westerners as well as your neighbours as well.
So, with that little bit of knowledge, you can probably see the writing on the wall.
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