This creates unemployment and also unemployability among the population when the skills of people are not suitable for the high tech jobs. Therefore, Lee Kuan Yew should recalculate his sums towards quality rather than quantity.
If we go for quantity, we are importing a future time-bomb. Already the cultural differences are too great. When Mr Lee keeps on reminding Singaporeans that we are not driven, not innovative, not inventive, not good enough, it simply demoralizes Singaporeans and create more resentment towards the government. Many have already migrated to Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and elsewhere.
To continue this counter-productive demoralizung rhetoric lamenting that its own citizens are poorer stock compared to foreign talents, the government has alienated the public and deteriorated social trust.
I hope that the government can open its eyes to the wonderful quality of today's Singaporeans, especially today's youth. You can't run a country by looking down on your own citizens.
I love my country. I am so sad to see the government destroying what the last generations have build up. I agree with Mr Lee that this is a special country. He has done a great job building it up and that is why it astonishes me that he is trying to destroy it by alienating his people. I am sure he is not aware of what is going on in the people's mind because now we only see our MPs once every 5 years when they come out of hiding to pitch for election.
I really hope the PAP reconnects with the people again. We still do not have any strong opposition parties and so the country is very vulnerable when the ruling party is not interested in citizens and more interested in foreigners.
The only other country which systematically pushes its citizens to migrate is Malaysia. Most of its non-bumiputra class feel they are second-class citizens there.
In Singapore, we should be happier because this is a well-managed country by comparison. That is why I cannot understand why our government wants to treat us as second class citizen in our own homeland.
By Jack Sim