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Former PM Goh brings in “talented” foreign footballers supposedly to help S’pore get into World Cup final

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Early this morning Singapore time (12 Jul), Croatia, a country of 4.2 million, beat England 2-1 to reach the World Cup final. Croatia would be facing France this Sunday to vie for the World Cup Championship 2018.

Singapore with a population of 5.6 million, on the other hand, did not qualify to play in any of the World Cup tournaments.

Former PM Goh Chok Tong is the architect of Singapore's "foreign talent" policy

During the 1998 National Day Rally some 20 years ago, then PM Goh Chok Tong, the architect of Singapore's "foreign talent" policy, told Singaporeans the need for Singapore to bring in "international talents".

"To compete successfully in the future, to build the best home for Singaporeans, we must tap the best talent from around the world," he said.

Using Microsoft as an example, Goh explained, "Microsoft is the archetypal knowledge company. Its capital is the brainpower of its people. Bill Gates was here recently. He told us that each year Microsoft gave awards to its most outstanding employees, and he would meet them personally. He noticed that their names are mostly unpronounceable, because so many were Eastern........

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