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3 challenges for S'pore to tackle: Addressing anxieties over foreigners, while staying open

Turning inwards is against Singapore’s fundamental interests, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The country needs to complement its local workforce with talent from around the world. Only then can more firms invest here and create more jobs for Singaporeans.

Naturally, citizens become worried about competition for jobs when the number of work pass holders is large. They may feel unfairly treated when they miss out on being hired or promoted.

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