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WHAT'S THE USE OF PM LEE'S SMART NATION WHEN THE NATION DOESN'T BELONG TO S'POREANS?

After all, what’s the point of focusing on a smart nation – when in the two years from 2015 to 2016 – it is estimated that almost none of the 11,400 jobs growth (37,300 foreigners’ jobs growth) went to locals – actually went to Singapore born true-blue Singaporeans (61,005 new PRs and 42,917 new citizens granted in the same two-year period).

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SG UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES MAY BE WORSE THAN REPORTED

I refer to the article “Two-track labour market emerging” (Straits Times, Mar 16). It states that “Track one: Local unemployment rose last year. There were more local workers – Singaporeans and permanent residents – who want to work but could not find work.

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