The government claims that it is those jobs that Singaporeans do not want to do which are replaced by foreigners. They claim that it is those tech-specific jobs that Singaporeans cannot do. Really? You mean no Singaporean in my company would love to be the GM of a new department? You mean that all the young students in polytechnics and universities cannot be trained to have tech skills for a digital Singapore?
A netizen asks Madam President to look into bigger local issues such as train breakdowns, as it is affecting the daily lives of Singaporeans. She said she has to resort to taking premium buses and taxis just to avoid these delays.
A local undergraduate complained about not being able to understand what PRC professors are teaching. As a result, the netizen felt ripped off for paying so much tuition fees and yet failing to understand lectures.
It states that “Since PM Lee’s rule in 2004, PRs increased by 169,000 from 356,000 to 525,000 in 2016. The ‘natural aristocrat’ had also decided to celebrate by making some 556,000 foreign subjects** PRs in his land.
Singapore football is really high level. Have you seen what we use as substitution boards for players to go on and off the pitch? Everyone else use electronic boards. We use whiteboards. Going primitive?
ST forummer Anne Chong suggested to welcome more foreigners into our schools. She said foreign and local children could develop friendships that might bloom into strong business ties in the future. Local parents, too, will have more opportunities for networking. This would prove very useful when they want to explore business opportunities in these foreign lands. She also said this is particularly relevant at a time when there is an excess of capacity in schools due to a declining cohort of local children.