Friday, February 06, 2009


Rohingyas are now stateless. They are pushed away from Myanmar for not having the true blood of Burmese, and they are not welcome in Bangladesh too for the place is becoming too cramped. Why dont they try Singapore? Many had gained Singapore citizenship. I dont know, but I suppose Singapore is very selective. Colour, Religion, Roots, Race and IQ could just be the determining factor!

2. Lets read further.

20,513 took up
Singapore citizenship
in 2008

By Valarie Tan
05 February 2009

More immigrants became Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) in 2008.

A total of 20,513 immigrants became new citizens last year, compared to 17,334 in 2007.

79,167 became Permanent Residents in 2008, up from 63,627 in the previous year.

The update was provided by the Minister-in-Charge of Population, Wong Kan Seng, in Parliament on Thursday.

He said the increase could be due to the good economy and not because of a change in immigration policy.

Mr Wong was responding to a question by Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang, Dr Teo Ho Pin.

Mr Wong also announced the formation of a new National Integration Council to look into coordinated efforts to assimilate new citizens into Singapore society.

It will be chaired by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Vivian Balakrishnan, and will have members from both the public and private sectors.

More details will be unveiled during the ministry's Committee of Supply session in Parliament next week. - CNA /ls