Singapore minister on foreign labour
26 February 2013 Last updated at 06:01 GMT
Singapore's government has moved to cut the number of low-skilled foreign workers that companies can employ.
The move is aimed at reducing the city-state's dependence on foreign labour.
It comes amid growing concerns over rising living costs that many blame on immigrants, but there are fears that a clampdown may impact economic growth.
Singapore's second minister of trade, industry and home affairs, S. Iswaran has been defending his government's actions in an interview with Sharanjit Leyl.