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Kenneth Jeyaretnam: Flood-gates to open again after GE if Singaporeans don’t take action

Posted by singaporege2011 on April 29, 2011

In his maiden election speech, Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam said the objective of the Reform Party is to win a few seats in the coming election, adding that competition in politics will lead to better and more intelligent policies.

He also sounded an ominous warning that the PAP will open the floodgates to more foreigners to enter Singapore again once they form the government.

“Already you can see that. The Reform Party was the first to talk about how the government’s track record was hollow. They always talk about the high rate of economic growth, but the economic growth is created just by bringing in cheap foreign labor. It is not created by raising the incomes of Singaporeans,” he said to loud applause from the audience.

Kenneth criticized the PAP for failing to improve the lives of ordinary Singaporeans as their median incomes have remained stagnant over the last few years, caused by the PAP’s open-door policies to immigrants.

“If after this election you don’t take action now, you will expect the flood-gates to open again,” he warned.

During a speech made last week, PAP de facto leader Lee Kuan Yew said:

“Please be reminded. We still need 900,000 foreign workers on work permits.”

Lee did not bother to explain how he arrived at the figures which did not include foreigners on S and E passes.

Due to the PAP’s ultra-liberal and pro-foreigner policies, foreigners now make up 40 percent of Singapore’s population, up from 14 percent in 1990. Of the remaining 60 percent who are citizens, an increasing number are born overseas.

The next election may be the last window of opportunity for native Singaporeans to reclaim ownership of their country after which they may be relegated to being a minority with the shiploads of foreigners the PAP is mass importing into Singapore.

Listen to Kenneth’s speech below:



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