Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam told Parliament on March 2016 that foreign workers commit fewer crimes per capita than the resident Singapore population.

Crime incidents within the foreign worker population are lower than that among the general Singapore population, Minister for Home Affairs K. Shanmugam told Parliament on Monday (14 March).

“They are here for a purpose and if they get into trouble they will be sent back straight away,” he said.

Yahoo news, 14 March 2016, Crime among foreign workers is lower than in general population: Shanmugam, by Bryan Huang, Link.

The question, by MP Fatimah Lateef was actually in relation to the arrest and repatriation of 27 Bangladeshi workers in January 2016. The government said that they had been secretly planning possible violent activities to occur in Bangladesh, in connection with political issues within their home country.

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