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ELECTION GOODIES: THE “JOBS FOR S’POREANS FIRST” WAYANG HAS BEGUN?

According to the Straits Times news report “MOM places 38 firms on watchlist for not considering Singaporeans fairly for jobs” (Aug 13) – “Out of 150 firms the Manpower Ministry (MOM) called in for talks over the past year, 38 have been identified for closer scrutiny as they are not doing enough to hire and groom Singaporeans.”

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THE PAP SHOULD PLAY NICE & MAKE IT EASY FOR OPPOSITION TO WIN

The PAP is so big and powerful, what is the harm in losing some seats to the Opposition? Since the people want some alternative voice, the PAP should grant the people of Singapore their wish. They should make it a level playing field and let the Opposition have a very fair and possible chance to win. If PAP do this, Singaporeans will know that they listen to the people and that our Singapore conversation truly works and is not just wayang show.

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MIA MP ALVIN YEO SUDDENLY WANTS TO HAVE CHIT CHAT SESSION WITH RESIDENTS

I can honestly tell you that for more than 10 years, we have never received such an invitation. I didn’t bother to go cause I know it’s just a wayang wanting to show that the MP cares. I mean if you really care for us, why wait for more than 10 years to have this “chit chat session” with us? Just because GE is coming and you are really afraid that you might get kicked out this time? I also felt quite insulted with the free breakfast thrown in to entice us to go. I know some of my neighbours went just for the free makan.

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AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY BREAKS S’PORE’S FAIR CONSIDERATION FRAMEWORK WHILE ADVERTISING FOR RESEARCH OFFICER

Does it mean that the Australian High Commission only advertised on the Jobs Bank to “wayang” (put on a show) when it had no intention of hiring locals for the job? Note that companies applying for an Employment Pass for foreigners to work in Singapore need to quote the job advertisement ID on the Jobs Bank to show that they have already advertised for locals. Otherwise, without any advertisement on the Jobs Bank, a company will not be able to apply for an Employment Pass for a foreign PMET.

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KEEPING THE WAYANG ALIVE

When one talks about Chinese opera in Singapore, the conversation is often tinged with nostalgia for a waning tradition. Some may wonder if it is still performed outside of religious events in temples or the Hungry Ghost Festival, the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

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