Immigration and 2021 census result

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Immigration and 2021 census result

Post by s.srivatsan » Tue, 29 Jun 2021 7:36 pm

The recent report seems to suggest that organic population growth us slowing. Immigration seems to be the primary means of getting enough manpower to support a greying population. Granted, this was known to some extent already, but this census only reinforces the need for addressing the issue.

Key points to review:
1. How will the nation reconsider its immigration policy?

2. How will the nation balance its manpower needs with its sense of identity? Since identity is always going to depend on who constitutes the population and immigration will determine the size and demographics of said population.

3. Where did I spend that missing $25 from my wallet and when? Its almost like money just disappears when you're not looking.

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Re: Immigration and 2021 census result

Post by sp786 » Sun, 11 Jul 2021 7:58 pm

Based on limited knowledge i have based on conversations I've had with HR of a company it looks like MoM has jumped into action asking them to discourage hiring people of same nationality (when there is a need to hire FT) and when there is opportunity they've suggested them to hire EP/S-Pass holders from other ASEAN countries.

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Re: Immigration and 2021 census result

Post by s.srivatsan » Sun, 01 Aug 2021 3:59 pm

sp786 wrote:
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 7:58 pm
Based on limited knowledge i have ...
Hiring FT without giving preference to a specific race or country of origin seems like a textbook guideline in keeping with national diversity policy. Diversity aside, I wonder if the MOM will liberalise the caps imposed on FT% of company workforce in any sector.

From what you say, it seems the country is entrenching itself as a leader with primarily an ASEAN identity. In the long run, it'll help trade and commerce in the ASEAN region.

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Re: Immigration and 2021 census result

Post by sp786 » Fri, 27 Aug 2021 12:14 am

s.srivatsan wrote:
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 3:59 pm
sp786 wrote:
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 7:58 pm
Based on limited knowledge i have ...
Hiring FT without giving preference to a specific race or country of origin seems like a textbook guideline in keeping with national diversity policy. Diversity aside, I wonder if the MOM will liberalise the caps imposed on FT% of company workforce in any sector.

From what you say, it seems the country is entrenching itself as a leader with primarily an ASEAN identity. In the long run, it'll help trade and commerce in the ASEAN region.
Could be but following are my hypotheses :
1) ASEAN is a very weak coalition and it is not a formalized voting union like EU. From a plausible standpoint it also makes Singapore look attractive at the same time it contributes to ethnic / nationality diversity (though there is no empirical evidence that this would improve Singapore as it has no points system weighing on such aspects).
2) In Geopolitics what you see is not what you get. Look at the total Chinese population in Entire ASEAN region every country in ASEAN has a sizeable Chinese minority and hence it could be a geopolitical move to consolidate the ASEAN Chinese in Singapore.
3) They're actually afraid of Indians/ South Asians taking over their region because Indians' population by now must be almost equal to or even greater than the total Chinese population globally (Indian's population census is based on 2011 whereas China's one is latest). So a completely different ethnicity with a huge population taking over would not be of any use to them and they're afraid that it may work against them societally and culturally. LKY himself quoted in his parliamentary address that Indians do not follow the leader rather contest everything which is why the political mindsets are different and success is not easy to attain.
4) Political Sabotage - The recent CECA fiasco clearly shows that they're seeing Indians coming in as potent threat to their prosperity. Even after the government clarified that India has approximately SGD 70 billion investment in Singapore creating 97,000+ jobs for locals they still are not happy. So I am afraid that there may be factions that are creating a political sabotage to the ruling party by focusing too much on something not as significant as they dramatize it to be.

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