Tag Archives: AMY KHOR

Boliao Eggme Khor Opens Temporary Bus Stop with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

You know wayang has come to a new low when you see an MP using paid work hours to cut ribbon for a TEMPORARY bus stop then posting the whole affair on Facebook. How come there was no ribbon-cutting ceremony for any temporary bus interchange, temporary hawker centre, temporary carpark or temporary toilet all these years in Singapore?

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HEALTHCARE SECTOR GROWING, BUT HOW MANY JOBS GO TO SINGAPOREANS?

In this connection, anecdotally – everytime you go to a hospital – most of the staff that you see, from the reception to the wards, pharmacy, cashier, etc – do not appear to be Singaporeans? What is the breakdown of the workforce in the healthcare sector currently – into foreigners, permanent residents (PRs) and Singaporeans? As to PRs and Singaporeans – it may be interesting to note that from 2004 to 2016 – we granted 555,659 and 228,840 new PRs and new citizens, respectively. With regard to jobs – from 2006 to 2016 – the employment growth for locals and foreigners was 376,800 and 701,900, respectively. How many of the 376,800 locals’ jobs were S’poreans? So, how many of the “locals” (PRs and citizens) employment growth of 376,800 went to Singaporeans, since 467,659 new PRs and 208,840 new citizens were granted in the same period from 2006 to 2016?

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PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSE TO SUNGEI ROAD MARKET PETITION DEEPLY DISAPPOINTING

There are also some inconsistency and ambiguity with the figures cited in Parliament. Out of the “200 vendors” reportedly engaged by the Government, SMS Khor said “more than 60 are receiving some form of Government assistance”, while a vague “more than 80” indicated they do not require assistance after SRM ceases on July 11. This still leaves “70 or so” vendors who are assessing their options. Simple arithimetics dictates that adding the 3 category of vendors mentioned would exceed the reported 200 “engaged” vendors.

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MINISTER AMY KHOR: CONTINUE WORKING WHEN YOU HIT 50 YEARS OLD

During a career fair held at Singapore Expo, Senior Minister of State for Manpower and Health Dr Amy Khor called on elderly Singaporeans to embark on a new career at 50 years old because more seniors are now living past the age of 80. Would you heed Minister Amy Khor's call for those in their 50s to start carving out a new career into their 80s?

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THAT OLD LADY AND HER CPF PART 2

My question then is: Why did the CPF not make an effort to contact her after 1998 when she didn’t respond to it on getting monthly payment? Or in 2012 when it didn’t hear from her after she queried? One wonders how many old people – Ms Yap is single – are in the same state. Maybe more effort should have been taken? Or would this be too much effort?

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