Tag: citizenship

Manpower Minister: New citizens have negligible effect on citizen unemployment rate

Singapore — In Parliament on Monday (Jan 3), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that having new citizens has had a "negligible" effect on the country's rate of citizen unemployment. Mrs Teo had been asked by Workers' Party Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera about the extent...

Wendy Jacobs and 200 others become Singaporean citizens

South Africa-born and long-time Singapore resident Wendy Jacobs has become a Singapore citizen. Ms Jacobs, 46, joined 200 other new citizens to collect their documents and pink identity cards at the Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMC Citizenship Ceremony last Sunday. Her husband is Singapore...

Citizenship fears fuel anger among India’s Muslims

by Jalees Andrabi with Ammu Kannampilly in Mumbai and Aishwarya Kumar in New Delhi Habib-ur-Rehman was locked up for four years after failing to prove he's Indian, and now worries he may be expelled. It's a fear shared by other Muslims under Hindu nationalist Prime...

India strips British Modi critic of overseas citizenship

An Indian-origin British journalist critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his Indian overseas citizenship, a move campaigners said underlined the government's hostility to a free press. The home ministry said Thursday that Aatish Taseer had "concealed the fact that his late father was...