LETTER: Asylum Policies Must Consider Risk of Exploitation

BY TAN TECK CHYE Theophilus Kwek’s article on asylum policies (“Safer Waters: An Asylum Policy for Singapore?”) is well-intentioned but requires further consideration before it can be applied to reality …

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Does Singapore Have a Reason to Refuse Refugees?

BY JERRY LEWIS ONG The current migrant boat crisis in Southeast Asia involving Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority and poor Bangladeshis has caught the world’s attention. While there have yet to be any reports of boats entering into Singapore waters, the government has pre-emptively stated that the country “is not in a position to accept any persons seeking political asylum or refugee status”. This position was … Continue reading Does Singapore Have a Reason to Refuse Refugees?