Tag Archives: Integration

A S’POREAN LIFE: MAKING MORE & MORE MONEY BUT WITH NO PURPOSE

What we should look at as Singapore progresses beyond 50 years of existence, is perhaps better social integration, and development of our unique Singaporean identity and culture. That’s building a Singapore that our children can recognise and call home, wherever they may be in the world. It’s time to stop being just mere economic digits in a machine that only wants to churn out more economic digits to feed itself. You can’t take all that money to your grave.

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PA AWARDS THOSE WHO HELP FOREIGNERS INTEGRATE IN SINGAPORE SOCIETY

More than 500 members of Integration and Naturalisation Committees (INCs) and grassroot leaders attended the inaugural INClusive Award and Appreciation Nite 2015 awards ceremony today. The awards ceremony was organized by the People's Association at The Grassroots Club in Yio Chu Kang to recognize outstanding INCs that helped integrate foreigners into SIngapore's local community.

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WHY NEVER GIVE CHANCE TO FOREIGN-BORN ATHLETES WHO SING MAJULAH SINGAPURA?

I am disappointed at comments made by fellow Singaporeans when Feng Tian Wei from the Table Tennis Team had a shock lost in her singles match. Most comments celebrated her lost and forget that she is also representing Singapore. Are we blinded by xenophobia that we cannot look past their birth nationality? At least give chance to those who tried to integrate as Singaporeans and stop alienating them lah?

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WHY ASEAN INTEGRATION IS VERY BAD NEW FOR SINGAPORE

The blueprint for realizing an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 was adopted and signed by ASEAN Leaders in November 2007 in Singapore during their annual Summit Meeting. One of the main objectives of an AEC is to create a single market and production base by ensuring a free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labor. AMS nationals, meanwhile, should be able to work anywhere in the region without a work permit.

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: WE FORCE DIFFERENT RACES TO LIVE TOGETHER

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in Germany for an official visit to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between Germany and his island republic, spoke about integrating citizens, religious harmony and the South China Sea conflict in an interview on Tuesday with German publication Suddeutsche Zeitung. He explained that his government plays the leading role in integrating people of various cultural backgrounds in Singapore.

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HOW COME POORLY PAID FOREIGN WORKERS ALSO GET TO BECOME SINGAPORE PR?

Are the 10,000 PRs earning less than $1,000 a month each considered gainfully employed and deserving of PR status? Is there a policy to systematically and periodically prune such non-performing PRs? Is the five-year PR re-entry permit effective, and the qualifying criteria stringent enough to ensure quality talent is accepted as PRs?

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FOREIGN ACADEMICS: INTEGRATE WITH FOREIGN WORKERS TO AVOID FRICTION SEEN IN LITTLE INDIA RIOTS

The cultural divide between foreign workers and local service providers and law enforcement should be bridged in order to avoid the kind of friction that contributed to the riot in Little India last Dec 8, said academics. Trust should be developed among workers that most officers' genuine intention is to mete out justice and, on the other hand, those who interact with migrant workers must be trained to be sensitive to cultural differences and to treat workers with respect.

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Integration Council explores ways to bring new immigrants and Singaporeans together

The People’s Association Integration Council will be adopting three approaches to bring new immigrants and Singaporeans together to promote integration in the community. It will intensify local integration efforts at the neighbourhood level through Residents’ Committees (RCs) and Neighbourhood Committees (NCs). To generate greater awareness of integration efforts, the Integration Council will involve like-minded youths to be youth integration ambassadors.

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