Foreign inflow pace 'to be adjusted': Chan Chun Sing
The pace of the inflow of new immigrants has to be constantly adjusted, says Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing on Saturday.
The adjustments will depend on how much society can benefit from the economic potential of the newcomers without accentuating social tensions.
"Things change and we have to evolve according to feedback. It is difficult to define a static point," he said. "The government needs to find a balancing point between how much we can accept them and the economic dynamism and fresh perspectives they bring."
Mr Chan was speaking in an open dialogue called Singaporeans In Conversation with 150 students from local and overseas institutions. The two-hour session saw him fielding questions ranging from the Singaporean identity to hot-button issues such as immigration and income inequality.