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TRUE BLUE S’POREAN GETS LESS MOE SUBSIDY THAN SPR TURNED NEW CITIZEN

Me and a PR friend attended a Specialist Diploma course at NYP in 2012. We both got MOE subsidy. I got 85% subsidy. While my PR friend got 60% subsidy. This year, I wanted to enroll into another Specialist Diploma but found out that it had not yet been 5 years, so I cannot get another MOE funding. My PR friend who is now a new citizen checked with the school. Turns out that technically he had never got any funding as a citizen. So he is eligible to apply for another Specialist Diploma course with Citizen Funding.

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SINGAPOREANS & PERMANENT RESIDENTS PAY THE SAME TO ENJOY SPORTS FACILITIES

First to come under the new structure is the Singapore Sports Hub, which posted its rates for the use of its facilities on its website today (Aug 14). Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) will pay S$8 an hour during peak hours for the use of badminton facilities at the OCBC Arena, compared to foreigners who will have to pay S$13 an hour. To play basketball at the arena during peak hours, Singaporeans and PRs will pay S$40 for an hour while foreigners will pay S$52. The new rates will be implemented on Aug 18, following more than a month of free play in celebration of National Day.

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S’PORE PR: I REFUSE SG CITIZENSHIP BECAUSE OF S’PORE’S CRAP WELFARE POLICIES

I just want to bring to your attention that there is a large group of PRs living in Singapore with their Singapore family. I am one of them. I married my wonderful Singaporean wife and have been living here since the late 80s, way before the so called ‘FT’ issue came into being. We have 2 wonderful sons and in case you think they are skipping NS, one finished his and is currently studying in a local university. The other will be serving his next year. All are singaporeans except myself.

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ABOLISH THE PERMANENT RESIDENCY SCHEME ONCE AND FOR ALL

In Singapore, a PR status is renewed every five years depending on whether a person has made significant economic contribution. The criteria is subjective. It is speculated that a PR residing overseas mostly can retain the status if he has volunteered CPF contribution, and if he happens to work for a Singapore enterprise outside Singapore. Lest we forget, like HK, Singapore PR status is for sale. As “little” as a few million, PR status can be bought for the whole family. It is a PR investor scheme administered by EDB.

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DON’T BE TOO HARSH ON PRs!

As a small nation, Singapore depends on foreign talent. Foreigners from Europe, Asia and other nations are required in fields like microbiology, biomedicine and nanotechnology, as we do not have enough local talent. If we hound these foreigners with compulsory NS and community service, they may think twice before coming here.

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ALL OVERSEAS SG MALE REQUIRED TO PUT UP $75,000 NS BOND, PR NOT REQUIRED

For male citizens above 16.5 years of age who have not enlisted for NS, their parents need to furnish a bond in the form of a banker’s guarantee of $75,000, or 50 per cent of the combined annual gross income of both parents for the preceding year, if their son remains overseas for a period. If that is the case, shouldn’t the Government impose similar measures for the parents of male PRs as well? As a matter of fairness and for our country’s security, the Government must review the existing policies to make the parents of male PRs liable if their sons do not fulfil their NS obligations.

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INDONESIAN FREELANCE “YOGA TEACHER” GRANTED PR IN SINGAPORE

Once case is an Indonesian Chinese who was granted a PR as she declared her self as a Yoga Instructor. Her family departed for Adelaide in Australia, while she chose to stay here. In essence she is a ‘hooker’ on call – managed by a syndicate and a (un) real estate agent with DW. She continues to live in a rented flat – and continues with her ‘profession’.

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PRs should not profit from public housing

There are PRs who remain as PRs for more than 10 years with no intention of becoming Singaporean citizens. PRs who remain as PRs for more than 10 years should not make money from HDB. HDB is taxpayer-funded and foreigners who have no intention to become citizens should not share the same benefits as citizens. It is fine if they make money from private property. But public property is a different matter. Very few countries have the generosity like Singapore which allow foreigners to buy public housing like Singapore. It is only right that Singaporean citizens deserve more privileges from our own government.

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2,600 Foreigners Renounced PR to Escape NS in Last 5 Years

Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament today that over the past five years, about 2,600 second-generation male permanent residents (PRs) have renounced their PR status before serving National Service (NS). Dr Ng said that, as the Ministry of Defence cautioned, these former PRs will "face serious adverse consequences when they subsequently apply to study of work in Singapore.

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