Tag Archives: foreign talent

FORMER FT SCHOLAR SKIPS BAIL, LEAVING FAMILY $20,000 POORER

The mother of sex blogger Alvin Tan Jye Yee told the Sessions Court here that she had no idea of his whereabouts after he failed to return his passport for the third time. "Both bailors failed to show sufficient cause under Section 404 of the Criminal Procedure Code. "Therefore, the court will forfeit Tan's RM20,000 bail," Abdul Rashid said.

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GOVT: CHEAP FT WORKERS DID NOT DEPRESSED LOCAL WAGES

Mrs Cindy Keng, Director of Corporate Communications Division, MTI and Ms Chong Wan Yieng, Director of Corporate Communications Department, MOM, wrote a joint letter to ST today (16 Aug), debunking an ST article from Dr Tan Kong Yam (“Growth in a decade of shocks”, 12 Aug). The 2 spokeswomen said, “We have embarked on major restructuring of our economy in recent years. This has included the tightening of foreign worker policies, promoting productivity and ensuring a sustainable social balance.” However, they denied that the inflow of foreign workers had suppressed local wages before 2008.

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SINGAPOREANS & PERMANENT RESIDENTS PAY THE SAME TO ENJOY SPORTS FACILITIES

First to come under the new structure is the Singapore Sports Hub, which posted its rates for the use of its facilities on its website today (Aug 14). Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) will pay S$8 an hour during peak hours for the use of badminton facilities at the OCBC Arena, compared to foreigners who will have to pay S$13 an hour. To play basketball at the arena during peak hours, Singaporeans and PRs will pay S$40 for an hour while foreigners will pay S$52. The new rates will be implemented on Aug 18, following more than a month of free play in celebration of National Day.

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NUS HISTORY PROF: S’PORE RELIED ON FOREIGN TALENTS IN ITS 700 YR HISTORY

Extending our perspective into the pre-modern past opens up new dimensions. What we then see is the recurring theme of manpower challenges that societies in our immediate region have faced over the centuries, borne out of the absence of a large indigenous population, creating the need to co-opt foreigners of exceptional ability to contribute to the well-being of society. This has been a constant imperative for Singapore’s successive societies over the centuries.

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USE NATIONAL SERVICEMEN TO REPRESENT SINGAPORE IN SHOOTING LAH!

I WONDER why we are still dependent on veterans like Gai Bin to represent Singapore in shooting when we have a large pool of young Singaporeans who have the potential to excel in this sport. I am referring to the thousands of young men who go through national service each year. Shooting is a key skill they have to acquire, and they undergo marksmanship tests where those in the top band are labelled marksmen. Indeed, those at the very top go on to become snipers.

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MY COUNTER-ARGUMENTS TO “5 FACTS EVERY SINGAPOREAN SHOULD KNOW”

The main problem now is that foreigners are entering into every levels of jobs that Singaporeans are being trained for in their school education, resulting in competition for jobs with foreigners at every level. United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Canada quoted in the text all have very stringent foreign labor application and verification processes that will require the employers who intend to hire foreigners for any job to show proof of due diligence

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