LIM TEAN: PAP IGNORES ANTI-FT SENTIMENT AMONG S’POREANS AT ITS OWN PERIL
Former secretary-general of the National Solidarity Party (NSP) Lim Tean has posted on Facebook in response to remarks by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam's on the campaign victory of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who now has to contend with an anti-immigration party in parliament which represents close to 14% of the German electorate.
A ChannelNewsAsia report had reported Tharman's remarks that the results of the recently concluded election in Germany were a "major setback" for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany and the politics of moderation.
In response, Lim Tean wrote of the anti-foreigner sentiment in Singapore: "It certainly is a setback for those ruling parties who disregard the concerns and rights of indigenous populations , who worry that their social capital has been reduced by lax and liberal immigration policies . No sane person enjoys having his lunch taken away from him by a foreigner in his own country."
Read his post here.