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​Statistics from United Nations shows that Singapore has the most immigrants from Malaysia, China and Indonesia

Published on: 19-Jan-2020

Lianhe Wanbao, page 7

Asst Prof Zhan Shaohua from the School of Social Sciences at NTU pointed out that the average annual growth of Singapore’s population between 2004 and 2009 was 164,000 but between 2009 to 2015, it fell to 91,000, and from 2015 to the middle of last year, it fell to 48,0000. In order to make up for the falling fertility rate in Singapore, the government had relaxed its immigration policy in 2004. However, immigration policies began to tighten again in 2009 due to dissatisfaction with the migrant population such as the pressure from competition, high housing prices and overcrowded public transport.

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