Tag Archives: FTA

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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SDP TELLS PM LEE TO HELP LOCAL WORKERS INSTEAD OF CHAMPIONING TPP TRADE PACT

The TPP, a secretive free trade initiative of President Barack Obama, is seen by many as a plan written by giant multinational corporations (MNCs) to further exploit labour and natural resources and fatten profit-margins. This has led to the great income inequality that is threatening financial and social instability around the world. If PM Lee is really for Singaporean workers and not throwing them under the bus by championing the interests of MNCs, he will not agree to the TPP, much less be a cheerleader for President Barack Obama's initiative.

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Strongest Action Against Israel Came From A Non-Muslim country

Latin American country Chile has beaten all the Muslim countries over Gaza issue by taking a practical step rather than mere talk. Yesterday Chilean government confirmed that they have suspended Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Israel and they are considering a complete withdrawal of its ambassador to Tel Aviv in protest against the Israeli bombing campaign on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.

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