Prevent enclaves in private estates, too

I refer to the report “HDB to consider measures to discourage enclaves” (July 10). The ethnic integration policy seeks to prevent enclaves from forming in any public housing estate and contributes to racial harmony.

However, residents in private housing, particularly condominiums, are also an important segment of the population.

While these are private estates, which may suggest minimal government interference, do the authorities monitor whether ethnic enclaves are being formed in estates in certain parts of Singapore? Would this not be detrimental to our social fabric?

Excluding one segment of the population from a national policy also smacks of inequality in implementation.

From Rashid Osman

Source : Today – 12 Jul 2012


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