QUOTE(singaporeboy @ Oct 5 2009, 09:36 AM)
I disagree with you saying S'pore is too small for people to take advantage of dual citizenship. There are many S'poreans who marry citizens of other countries (like myself), I see no harm to have them take up another citizenship and keep the S'porean citizenship. If other citizens of other countries think the way you do, they wouldn't have dual citizenships. Anyway, if there comes a time if I take up US citizenship because of my family (I have an Ang Mo wife and 3 kids here in the States), I will have to give up my S'pore citizenship - it will be sad but I may have to just do it. Then I can only visit S'pore for 30 days as a US citizen.
If you need to stay longer and more than 30 days, just visit M'sia for 2 days, and come back again.
I can understand your feeling about having the dual thing. But if you have read a certain singapore expat forum, you can see the degree of abuses of the Singapore citizenship by those formerly not from the country.
They get their citizenship for when they need it for employment, travel etc. After all, Singapore passport is well sort after. And I've read many who dump away the citizenship once they have no use of for it. Imagine, having the right to both, these are the people who will explore all the "lobang" in the system for their own gain, at the expense of fellow Singaporean who have no choice but stuck in the tiny island.
I am not thinking for myself here coz I am more or less setteld overseas. But I am thinking for family, friends and Singaporean"" (not Singapore citizen) back home".
Fellow Singaporean (born and bred), and ex-Singaporean, will always think for the people back home. But newcomers, who don't have any special bond, this is island to ""plough and pillage" for their needs.