Really? Sometimes, I think Yahoo news bullshits (with their articles written by "journalists" who make mistakes).
I doubt very much life has become "tough". Don't bullshit.
Yeah, they can keep a low profile but it doesn't alter anything. They are still here, earning nice money, taking up our space, buying our food etc...
From the expat recruiter's comment that "It plays right into current prejudices.", it shows that foreigners do not understand Singaporeans & Singapore. Prejudices? They do not know & understand how it was in the past for Singaporeans & the difference now, and why Singaporeans are angry. Foreigners only know they come here to work, get money, enjoy their status.
Don't talk about prejudices. You have no right to talk about "prejudices" to Singaporeans.
Those "Singaporeans" who say Singaporeans are xenophobic are the young/er, clueless and stupid. Frankly, I don't know which rock such "Singaporeans" have come out of, to say Singaporeans are xenophobes.
The recruiter adds: “The majority of foreign wealth management professionals in Singapore don’t moan to me about living here and they don’t act arrogantly either. But guys like Casey give all us expats a bad name, especially at a time when some locals are blaming foreigners for population growth and rising living costs. It plays right into current prejudices.”Is he saying he & all the expats are made of air and don't take up housing and living space? His body doesn't contribute to the population? After work, he doesn't have a place to "home" to? Doesn't need to eat at our restaurants, buy stuff from our supermarkets?