Tag Archives: foreign talent

PINOY: I WANT TO MOVE TO THAILAND AND STILL ENJOY SINGAPORE PR STATUS

I also still want to be Singapore PR and maintain (since I just renewed) the ability of me going in and out of Singapore for future business plans. Although, staying here means you must pay rental, get attached to expensive bills and cost of living. And I think even if I ask and plead my boss to increase my salary, I just think, I have reached to the point of the highest salary rate my career can offer. Not sure... but for me, the fast-paced life here is not something I dream of if I want to settle down with kids anytime soon.

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The flip side of the Filipino Day

For crying out loud…By the way, the community has held similar celebrations in the past, in Hong Lim Park and Suntec City. Is Orchard Road so sacred? And what does it say about the country’s own celebration of Singapore Day around the world; we took a public garden in Sydney and more recently, spent $4m or so in London. So Singapore should stop its own celebrations on foreign soil and confine the activities only in the embassy compound? If the other countries reacted like these “protesters’’ did, then perhaps we should.

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: THOSE WHO HARASS PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY ORGANISERS “A DISGRACE TO SINGAPORE”

“Many Singaporeans live overseas, and are warmly welcomed in their adopted homes,” he added. Mr Lee recently attended the Singapore Day in London. He said in his Facebook post: “How would we have felt if British netizens had spammed our website, and abused Singaporeans living in Britain?” He encouraged Singaporeans to show that “we are generous of spirit and welcome visitors into our midst, even as we manage the foreign population here”.

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China acts to stem glut of uni graduates

A key reason for the white-collar glut and blue-collar shortfall, analysts say, is the unfettered expansion of universities since 1999. That year, China had 848,000 graduates from 1,071 universities, of which 474 were vocational colleges and 597 normal universities, known as benke yuanxiao. In 2012, the number grew to 6.2 million graduates from some 2,400 universities, of which 1,300 were vocational colleges and 1,100 normal universities. The expansion of university spots led many students to pursue senior high, instead of vocational high school like Ms Wu did, causing the number of such schools to plummet.

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SINGAPORE’S IMPOTENT IMMIGRATION POLICY

If we go beyond the immediate problem to more remote causes, we come to matters of national identity. Singapore’s state-constructed national identity rests on a firm foundation of racial stereotypes and smug confidence in the superiority of Singapore as a ‘success’ that ‘punches above its weight’ and is a ‘model’ to the world. The smug confidence may be slipping a bit in the wake of a litany of government failures, but it still has life in it; and the racial stereotyping is stronger than ever.

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ZENON: “FOREIGN DEGREES ARE GOLD WHILE LOCAL ONES ARE TRASH”

Plus I really do "like" how when students apply for local universities, they don't get what they want. Everyone seems to have stellar grades nowadays and there really is an issue of grade inflation. Often, a potential candidate is missed out simply because of "limited spaces". The candidates that are chosen are based on the shallow criteria of having good grades rather than passion. "Good" grades nowadays are nothing less than perfection. Schools are definitely sending out the message that "If you aren't perfect, don't bother applying."

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Singapore – some thoughts on scholarships for foreigners

Anyway - so what's the deal behind the freebie scholarships to foreign students? It seems a great idea to attract foreign talent - and after all we shouldn't forget the Singapore is a city founded by migrants. But I think it is seriously flawed - no one seems to ask the question - why would they want to remain here? With a good education and no ties to this nation - family or history - they would be better off traveling overseas to greener pastures. Does anyone keep track of the number of foreign scholars that actually do stay and settle in Singapore?

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EXPAT JOB-SEEKERS TRYING THEIR LUCK

Foreign professionals can apply for jobs while visiting Singapore. But their visit passes may not be extended by the authorities if the job prospects are unclear, according to the Manpower Ministry's website. Mr Satish Bakhda, chief operating officer at recruitment consultancy Rikvin, said that he has been seeing more such young people coming from countries such as Britain, India and the Philippines. "Unemployment in Britain is slightly higher, and salaries here are comparable," he explained.

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NUS ex-law professor went to jail for 5 months for nothing

The prosecution also has no right of appeal against Justice Woo’s decision to acquit Tey. They can take the case to the Court of Appeal only on points of law of public interest.A spokesman for NUS said Tey can petition for reinstatement to get his job back but the university will hold its own inquiry into the case if he does. And now that he is no longer guilty and free to speak his mind, Tey reiterated on the day of his acquittal that the “sex-for-favours” case against him was politically motivated right from the beginning.

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