Must you speak English to qualify as a Singapore PR or new citizen?

The relationship between language and the Singaporean identity should be considered as we navigate concerns about immigration

Singapore’s current emphasis has been to aid potential immigrants to live out their choices to be Singaporean.  ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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Is English proficiency a suitable litmus test for Singaporean citizenship? 

Debates over this question have swirled this week, following Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh’s proposal in Monday’s Parliament sitting to include English language testing in assessment criteria for Singapore citizenship or permanent residency.

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