Singaporeans-first policies impact integration of foreigners
It states that “Still, Singaporeans also have to be conscious of reaching out to new immigrants, said Assoc Prof Ho. “We have a clear sense of what it means to be Singaporean, but we also need to be open to the idea that the ‘Singaporean-ness’ will evolve as our demographics change.””
“Foreigners first” policies?
Employers do not have to pay CPF for foreign workers.
Foreign males do not have national service reservist liability.
Foreign work permit females cannot get pregnant.
PRs can choose not to do national service when they reach the age of 18 by leaving Singapore.
PRs can withdraw their CPF if they leave Singapore permanently.
Foreigners can come as tourists to look for jobs, but not vice versa.
Employers must purchase at least $15,000 of hospitalisation insurance for foreign workers and go to the higher class B1 ward and treatment.
Employers do not have to compulsorily purchase hospitalisation insurance for Singaporean workers – who have to pay for themselves their MediShield Life premiums which covers the lower class C and B2 ward and treatment.