Rajan Zed further said that although Singapore reportedly offered equal protection of the law to all persons and banned discrimination on the basis of race, religion, place of birth or descent; this rental housing discrimination and stereotyping was still prevalent. Race and country of origin should not be the criteria in the housing arena, Zed added.
Zed argued that racial discrimination should not be condoned and a legislative effort might be required for a more specific anti-discrimination law in housing. Moreover, a serious change of heart was also needed.
Highly urbanized, hi-tech, powerhouse and prosperous city-state of Singapore is one of the world's major commercial hubs and Asia’s economic tigers. Foreign workers made about one third of Singapore’s work force and by 2030 immigrants would be nearly half of the total population, reports suggest.