by Sue-Ann Chia
SINGAPORE is finding ways to integrate the growing pool of new immigrants here, with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan listing four 'cardinal' principles to forge an open and cohesive society.
The chairman of the newly formed National Integration Council (NIC) said it was important to remain open to global talent and integrate newcomers - just as Singapore's forefathers did.
But one difference this time is that new immigrants 'are joining a club with pre-existing members'. And while the temptation in a recession is to close the doors, Singapore cannot afford to do so.
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