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S'POREANS SHOULD STICK TOGETHER IN DEFIANCE OF CHINA'S BULLYING TACTICS

Singapore should not kowtow to China whenever it is unhappy about issues that Singapore puts forward in its own interests, says a prominent netizen, Andrew Loh. Instead of turning on each other every time the Asian giant rants on its news mouthpiece, The Global Times, Singaporeans should band together instead and stand behind the government when it comes to international disputes.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM RULES HIMSELF OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim has announced that he will not be running for president. He also had tips for upcoming presidential candidates. "Whoever is willing to step forward to take on the job must continue to carry the ethos of multiracialism, which is important," Dr Yaacob said. "He or she must continue to do their best to rally all Singaporeans, not just the Malay community."

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PHILIPPINES MILITARY CLAIMS SINGAPOREANS AMONG THOSE FIGHTING FOR ISIS

According to the Philippines military, the foreign fighters also included some from Singapore. If this is true, then the Philippines military better let Singapore's authorities know who these people are. If Singaporeans are involved in ISIS linked activities overseas, then we have the right to know. First thing, Philippines is not that far away from Singapore.

Secondly, if these Singaporeans are really fighting under the ISIS flag, then how did they became embroiled in the first place? Are there any more of these Singaporeans with ISIS ideology who are actually still in Singapore, waiting for the right time to strike? And if it is true that there are Singaporeans involved in ISIS activities, don't this people have family in Singapore? Would their families also hold similar ideology?

All these needs to be addressed quickly. After the Manchester attacks, we should not take anything for granted. If it is true that there are Singaporeans fighting for ISIS, then the authorities better know about them, and better do something about it. he threat is real, we should not take anything for granted.

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BAN FOREIGN HR PROFESSIONALS TO END JOB DISCRIMINATION AGAINST S'POREANS

After talking to Terry Xu, Chief Editor of theonlinecitizen, which has done numerous stories on foreigners competing with Singaporeans for jobs, having made enquiries in Singapore, Asean and Asian countries – there is apparently some “funny things” going on in HR recruitment – leading to discrimination against Singaporeans.

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LOCAL PMET JOBS ADVERTISED ON FOREIGN JOB PORTALS, WHERE IS OUR PRIORITY?

A friend who has been unemployed for more than a year, after being laid off by a multi-national company (MNC) in Singapore despite sending more than a hundred applications alerted me to a job posting for IT applications analyst that was also posted on an Indonesian jobstreet website. Such PMET jobs should only be posted in the National Jobs Bank to give Singaporeans priority. So far, there are already 53 applicants (21 foreign and 32 local).

The consistent rhetoric in the media that PMET IT jobs are the fastest growing jobs sector and that there is a severe shortage of Singaporeans to fill the jobs available do not seem to connect with the reality on the ground, that as I understand it – many unemployed Singaporean PMET IT professionals are facing. For those who have more information and experience on this issue – please share. What are your thoughts on the above?

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SINGAPORE HR PRACTICES BIASNESS AGAINST LOCALS

Singapore's high unemployment rate partly contributed by the bad HR recruitment framework. Gender, experiences and age are often the main blocks in the hiring process as hr personnel do not consider the qualified local applicant's inspiration and positive attitude towards the job.

Meaning to say that hr's bias play a bigger role in the structural unemployment in Singapore. Yes, experiences do count but most of the time, they are ridiculously stated beyond reason and then excusably fitted with incompetent FTs, resulting locals deny chances of getting the job.

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HOW MANY JOBS ACTUALLY WENT TO SINGAPOREANS? DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SGREANS?

The persistent view that “foreigners are here to take away our jobs” is due to employers in some segments not giving fair consideration to the recruitment and development of local manpower, he added” – how do we explain the startling statistics that the employment change for the two years from 2015 to 2016 was 11,400 jobs to locals against 37,300 to foreigners?

2015-16: 60,000 new PRs, 40,000 new citizens?

Also, with an estimated 60,000 new PRs and 40,000 new citizens granted in the two years from 2015 to 2016 – how many of the 11,400 locals’ jobs went to Singaporeans?

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MOM TAKES ACTION AGAINST COMPANIES THAT PRACTICE LOCALS REJECTION

In Parliament today, the Ministry of Manpower reported that they took action against 50 companies for not giving Singaporeans a fair chance when hiring. The 50 companies were taken to task by MOM, which included 500 employment passes applied by the companies to be rejected.

Good that the government are finally taking steps to prevent Singaporean workers being marginalized in their own country. We are Singapore, and Singaporeans should take care of Singaporeans. However, am very sure that they may be more than 50 companies doing this. The MOM would just have to carry on flushing out these errant companies, make sure they give Singaporeans a fair chance of getting jobs in their own country.

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