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The Familial Ties Lane scheme

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WP’s Sengkang GRC MP He Tingru asked in February for details on the number of people allowed into Singapore under the Familial Ties Lane scheme.

Law & Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam replied that those allowed to enter under the scheme include those “reuniting SCs and PRs with their foreign family members or spouses-to-be who may otherwise be stranded overseas. Non-residents may also seek entry to Singapore for compassionate reasons such as family bereavements.”

The impression the minister gave was that the scheme is strict, and that entry is restricted to only the very necessary.

So while the scheme may apply to “spouses-to-be”, it is hard in this particular case to see how a Vietnamese (hostess) would be “stranded” in her own country, especially if she has familial support there.

So I don’t think allowing boyfriends to bring in their foreign girlfriends to work in KTVs is an aim of the scheme during a pandemic where entry rules have been tightened.

 

Andrew Loh

 

 

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31 Responses to “The Familial Ties Lane scheme”

  • are they really strict:

    //The impression the minister gave was that the scheme is strict, and that entry is restricted to only the very necessary.//

    hahaha. strict measures will only work & scare off GENUINE daft daft sinkies already conditioned to be kiasi and kiasu ? ‘strict’ measures (are they really strict ???) will not work on all sorts of chat-ba-lang people from sinkie-land open-leg policy lar ??? and these are ONLY CONVIT99 measures lar ??

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  • HAHA! BooLee kena Bullied:

    Alamak! Dr Tan just called the LAHA ministar a bully. BUT look! The bully is being bullied without even knowing until coronavirus strikes!

    Every time in parliament he talked like sibeh steady, sibeh kiang! But actually FTs also can easily fool him and his ministry! This is so SHAnMful sia! Now every singaporean should know that we’ve been paying millions of dollars for the sg-born fake talents wearing white in parliament!

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  • left behind:

    The days of open door policy to allow foreigner come into nations are over. Now covid-19 tests cannot guarantee foreigners will not bring covid-19 to nations. Foreigners bring covid-19 to Singaporeans and the true cost of foreign workers is revealed. The so called cheap foreign labour come with an expensive price. Singapore PM, LHL, main policy of open door policy is no longer relevant. If PM decide to continue to go against trend, Singapore will go down hill. PM will go down the history as a failed PM. Generations after generations will judge PM term as a failure term.

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  • peanuts:

    Ya,Sg is becoming a WHORE-hou$e.
    What strict standards the ministers crowing about?
    Even A*STAR employed FTs with fake degrees?
    But then,if the PAP gahment say those are talents,then,they must be TALENTS?!

    You see ,even our local top graduates don’t have skills or talents to fake credentials?

    LOL! ONLY THE BEST CAN COME HERE.
    Really?

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  • Happy World:

    She needs money therefore qualify for “the very necessary” category, especially pretty gals. Boyfriend also needs money, so he helps her, she help him. A happy world.

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  • Cheap Talk:

    Whoever can beat the very strict system is talented.

    Whoever claimed the system is strict and yet kena defeated go slap yourself, talk is cheap.

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  • It is the Employer!:

    Who are these employers that hire short-term visit pass-holders?
    Need to splash the face of one of these on front page of ST as a deterrent to the rest.
    If they cannot get an illegal job in Sinkiestan, they cannot afford to live here.
    Must be quite rampant—police and MOM need to stay awake.

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  • Protect Aliens Party:

    When being questioned how did the Viet woman enter sg during this very restricted period, Orr Chit Kang pointed finger at the poolice. Thereafter the poolice tai chi it to ICA. Then ICA blamed it on the FTL scheme. PAP’s policy, must be compassionate towards foreigners mah. But obviously when the Head says STRICT, his subordinates heard it as “SWEE”. And so, in came all the SWEE mei mei. No wonder the no. of ppl coming in under the scheme is in 5 figures!

    So who is kooning and not doing his job despite collecting millions every year for years? We’re looking at you, KS! But don’t need hara kiri. Just be a man, apologise and step down.

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  • opposition dude:

    What’s hilarious is that a mere boyfriend can bring in his Vietnanmese girlfriend. Wah like that anyone can say we have a foreign boy/girl friend and we want to bring them in and PAP sure allow.

    Imagine that, a MERE boyfriend nia!

    HA HA HA HA HA! PAP’s stupidity knows no bounds!!!!

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  • John Richards:

    Idiot Ministers with big brains are incapable of thinking. First they allowed the Indians in. Now this. Just shut the country down to people from these sources. Every time we take a step forward we take two steps backwards. Fcuking morons.

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  • Crescent:

    No worries,no one will be responsible.just do testing all will be fine.

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  • Billy ma:

    Once again PAP has proven to all who care to listen that PAP ministers are but a bunch of incompetent dudes.

    Hello to all those heroes who like to catch old uncle old aunt for not wearing their mask properly or not at all, time to show your worth here.
    Go catch those who allowed these short – term pass people into the country at this time.
    Also go catch those who own these ktvs.

    But then these heroes are only good with the weak & the poor.

    Are Singaporeans surprise with this latest?
    Not really.
    It’s more of frustration with how PAP is failing again & again.

    The intention now is to put all the blames on the ktv people & the hostesses.
    PAP can do no wrong.
    It’s always somebody else who should be punished.

    That’s the way it is. As always.

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  • KTV Hostesses:

    For the past decades where were these KTV hostesses coming from.
    How many are locals?
    Is it not common knowledge that these hostesses were visitors in illegal employment.
    Did MOM query the employers?
    Indeed a decades-old problem that was never addressed.
    Ditto the DORM-condition problem.
    MOM scoring many own goals.
    Literally KTV-chickens coming home to roost.

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  • Asd:

    I think harimau yakult say respect woman yet letting in these poor country girl in to get grope for money this shows talk is not only cheap but wayang

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  • nathan chen:

    Daytime using Familial Tie Lane entry as a study-mama in the heartland. Night-time using the FTL as a LKTV mama-san in the city-center. Someone should have cleared the swamp long time ago, but didn’t.

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  • Pap has the mandate:

    The cat (Virus – Delta) is out of the bag. Vaccination meant you will not end up in ICU but it does not mean that you will complications or other damages to the organs in your body. The best is not to be infected by Covid Delta at all.

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  • Moonchild:

    Corruption on all levels..

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  • FTs:

    FTs like Vietnamese coming to SG easily to work as KTV hostess using so-called SG “boyfriend” Familial Ties loophole!

    Root of the problem:

    OPEN LEG POLICY

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  • Payu Ratapong:

    This is in fact a very thoughtful and humane policy but alas, enterprising individuals took the opportunity to do monkey business and ruined the whole thing. The end result is: every body loses!

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  • cloudy day:

    Which one of you local Chinese guys want your girlfriend to work as a KTV lounge hostess? Big loss of face.

    Boyfriend? My ass… He is her pimp! Plain and simple. Don’t insult us, she was trained to say that.

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  • panda:

    Not only Vietnam *roses*.
    Here plenty of aged CECA-FTs’ relatives?

    Is ageing population really the govt’s concern ,we wonder?

    Stupid scholars,stupid gahment

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  • Study-mama-san:

    So there is a Study-Mama-San familial tie lane.
    Also a Viet-Bu Pimping GirlFriend Lane.
    Anyway since Sinkiestan women do not wish to work in KTV or Geylang, these will be considered jobs for FTs—maybe can fast-track thru CECA using inter-company transfer.

    nathan chen:
    Daytime using Familial Tie Lane entry as a study-mama in the heartland. Night-time using the FTL as a LKTV mama-san in the city-center. Someone should have cleared the swamp long time ago, but didn’t.

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  • “68 new cases of COVID-19 infection”

    When you have Task Force manned by political appointees who prioritise party interest and politics above human lives, it is destined to fail.

    Add a yes-man in the Medical Director who have no qualms in spewing half-truths and BS in towing party lines to the equation, then the Task Force is as good as non-existance.

    Dare I say get a group of low-rank officials from any county (yes, just county-level will do) in China and they will be able to do the job better. The best part of such an arrangement is, you don’t need to pay them millions.

    What do you think?

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  • mike:

    Dear @ TRE Techie

    What differences are there?
    While one takes millions officially, the other under his bed, at his mistresses, and/or with their family member’s @ oversea.

    And you think CCP has been truthful about most things?

    Just like when someone talks about the rape, murders and robberies in CN, you and 50c will be crying about americans are having that too?

    You want to ask what’s the point?

    The point is shameless.
    The society under CCP is everything for survival and no baseline.
    Of coz there are plenty good people in China, 1 million? 20 million? It’s just a small change.

    We may all criticize, however, CCP promotion is totally a different thing.
    It is either you are much brainwashed or you do it with monetary rewards or you are simply trying to secure your living standard.

    人在做,天在看。

    山东大学被网友称之为“慰安妇大学”, 被强奸或堕胎只要不曝光全寝室女生保研
    Shandong University is called “comfort women’s university” by netizens. As long as the rape or abortion is not exposed, all the girls in the same dormitory will be guaranteed to be able to study Master Degree.
    https://news.chinanewscenter.com/archives/7207

    TRE Techie:
    When you have Task Force manned by political appointees who prioritise party interest and politics above human lives, it is destined to fail.

    Add a yes-man in the Medical Director who have no qualms in spewing half-truths and BS in towing party lines to the equation, then the Task Force is as good as non-existance.

    Dare I say get a group of low-rank officials from any county (yes, just county-level will do) in China and they will be able to do the job better. The best part of such an arrangement is, you don’t need to pay them millions.

    What do you think?

    Tech: I was comparing “results”. No need to drag the discussion into other areas. No society is perfect, there will be corruption everywhere in the world, human greed, no dispute there. What’s important is that it functions and in this case, China’s Covid-19 response is top-notch.

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  • mike:

    Dear @ TRE Techie

    You are not ‘comparing results’, you are promoting CCP style of ‘fake communism system’.

    What’s important is that it functions
    Like i said, years in CN under CCP system did not make your any better.
    Do you have baseline? Good if you do, remember them.

    China’s Covid-19 response is top-notch
    Oh is it? I already heard CCP buying mRNA vaccines secretly all around the world? Strange huh?

    And as usual, when lists CCP system’s flaws, corruptions, greed etc, the best way of rebuttal is to say ‘it is everywhere’.

    Is it?

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    Tech: I was comparing “results”. No need to drag the discussion into other areas. No society is perfect, there will be corruption everywhere in the world, human greed, no dispute there. What’s important is that it functions and in this case, China’s Covid-19 response is top-notch.

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  • @M I K E:

    So many great interesting “facts” from that website. Those western tabloids are not comparable.

    薄熙来于12月12日死于秦城监狱,死因不明

    薄熙来情妇有一百七十多名都登记在册 – 薄瓜瓜可能有上百个兄弟姐妹!

    习近平共产党或将突然崩溃,美国不应该再和中共接触 (Mike surely loves this)

    再不走来不及!香港机场挤满离港民众及其亲友

    Thank you very much for showing us such great entertainment.

    mike: 山东大学被网友称之为“慰安妇大学”, 被强奸或堕胎只要不曝光全寝室女生保研
    Shandong University is called “comfort women’s university” by netizens. As long as the rape or abortion is not exposed, all the girls in the same dormitory will be guaranteed to be able to study Master Degree.
    https://news.chinanewscenter.com/archives/7207

    Tech: Surely a load of crap from a crappy website. lol

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  • @mike

    Again, I was referring to the country’s handling of the Covid-19 ONLY, which I feel China has done a splendid top-notch job. If you wish to engage me, please stick to that and don’t drag ‘hearsay’ into the picture.

    Whether the Tang emperor was corrupt or he had 100 or 1000 wives based on your hearsay is of no relevance to the discussion.

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  • mike:

    Dear @ TRE Techie & 50c of Commie Covid Party

    This must be crap too & heresay too.
    https://m.ntdtv.com/gb/2021/07/20/a103170062.html

    Sina provide fake news before the full tragedy unfold.

    Like i say, 人在做,天在看.

    Techie, as i said, uyou are not comparing, you are simply promoting communist system. Don’t pretend.

    Tech: Trying to put words in my mouth again, nice try but not gonna work.

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  • mike:

    Dear 50c of Commie Covid Party

    Yes, the only way to make CCP kneel down IS to destroy its economy.

    More is coming as we speak. We will see.

    @M I K E:
    习近平共产党或将突然崩溃,美国不应该再和中共接触 (Mike surely loves this)

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  • @M I K E:

    You love to show those fake news websites. It shows your “special” IQ and “special” intentions.

    You also very happy with deaths in China. KNN. Inhuman. Still dare to “show face” here.

    mike:
    Dear 50c of Commie Covid Party

    Yes, the only way to make CCP kneel down IS to destroy its economy.

    More is coming as we speak. We will see.

    mike: This must be crap too & heresay too.
    https://m.ntdtv.com/gb/2021/07/20/a103170062.html

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  • mike:

    Dear 50c of Commie Covid Party

    Lol, you only get R.E.A.L news feeds from your master, the CCP is the world’s only r.e.a.l news. :DDD
    When there is real picture, real video and real voice of sufferings going on in CN you will still deny. You had assisted CCP and its msm in blocking and censored such information, this further assistance by pretending to be very human being like yourself in denying and self righteousness, faking, and counter-counterings is the same brainwashed beings in millions out there, if not, a doctrine.

    I told you before, don’t try your “show me, show me, show me” challenges, as truth is not what you are seeking, your challenges will only help to accelerate the downfall of CCP.

    Your 50c usual tatics:
    1. Censor truth
    2. Alter truth
    3. Create fakes
    4. Deny truth
    5. Promote fakes
    6. Pretend to be righteous
    7. Pretend to be victim
    8. Pretend to be humane

    Any people reading here in TRE have fingers to do their own verifications to source their own truths. I simply provide a lead and they shall do their own research to come to their own conclusion.

    My IQ is not what you can match. My EQ is also not you are able to bridge.
    Death or not is a natural phenomenon, in CN CCP can even make use of it.

    While lives drowned in the train tunnel anyone may attribute it to nature and accident, the msm faking news of these people being saved during the life golden hours (which didn’t) are usual operation habits in faking anything to maintain regime’s stability, that is HUMAN?

    So, you have no moral rights to talk about being a human. You can KNN yourself.

    @M I K E:
    You love to show those fake news websites. It shows your “special” IQ and “special” intentions.

    You also very happy with deaths in China. KNN. Inhuman. Still dare to “show face” here.

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