Tag Archives: Changi Business Park

Netizens Unconvinced By Heng Swee Keat Saying Bilateral Agreements Have Not Jeopardised Singaporeans’ Job Opportunities

At a 23 Aug 2020 virtual event organised by East Coast grassroots advisers, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat responded to criticisms that free trade agreements (FTAs) or Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements (CECA) had caused Singaporeans to lose out in job opportunities. He warned that such statements about Singapore signing away jobs protection for Singaporeans were "totally false." Despite his attempt to convince naysayers, many netizens were in disbelief and some even wanted concrete proof for his statements.

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PAP MINISTER PROMISES TO CONCLUDE INDIA CECA AGREEMENT, MORE FOREIGN TALENTS INCOMING?

Despite widespread misgivings among S'poreans at the effects of the CECA with India, primarily revolving around the clause recognising the qualifications of Indian nationals in 127 professions opening the door for them to work here, the PAP is going ahead to conclude the Agreement with the south Asian giant. The aforesaid clause has already been implemented in certain PMET sectors such as banking and this has resulted in an influx of foreign Indian nationals into the foreign banks to the extent that places like MBFC and CBP have been renamed by locals as Mumbai Financial Centre and Chennai Business Park.

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