Why is there always selective disclosure of the jobs’ data, year after year for so long?

I refer to the article “Retrenchments fall in Q3 as unemployment edges up” (Straits Times, Oct 27).

It states that “But as a whole, the labour market continued to improve, with total employment growth more than doubling in this period, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) yesterday.”

As to “Meanwhile, total employment growth, excluding foreign domestic workers, was 15,200, up from 6,500 in the second quarter” – since the data can be disclosed for including and excluding Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW), and the unemployment data into Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners – there is absolutely no reason why the data cannot be broken down for the employment growth to Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners?

After all, isn’t this arguably, in the public interest, and in line with the online falsehoods’ committee’s recommendation that the Government should give the reasons for decisions not to disclose information to the public, and to gain the trust of the public?

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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8 Responses to “Why is there always selective disclosure of the jobs’ data, year after year for so long?”

  • Bobo:

    Every mean thing will be swept under the carpet as if nothing had happened. Fright not, the new party will employ more assistants to clear them. Many retrenched and unemployed Singaporeans are in the waiting list already.

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  • I want to tell the PAP:

    The catch is “should give” and the problem again here is “the committee”.

    Nowadays, the PAP is completed with multilayered shielding, even the hawker centre rental system is layered with what social enterprise??. Who is paying for the resulting higher prices… yeap! tax payers.

    I want the PAP to know that regardless of the number of sublets, layered committees you have, I will still blame YOU! for all the price hikes, be it electricity, public transport, hawker centres or whatsoever….. We are not stupid.

    If the PAP government lost multi billion of dollars and scrambling for revenues, firstly I want to ask whether is it right by way of the precedence of the committee recommendation to not to disclose to the public, hide away, and the public misled to continue to vote for them???? is it right????

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  • If Can Show, Already Show....:

    President and Cabinet’s pay can reveal but CEO TH’s pay is TOP SECRET?

    Singaporeans are still wondering why, but still no answer leh!

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  • opposition dude:

    As usual, creative accounting and reporting in the newspaper.

    How about the “Population has grown only 0.1% from the past year” or “Population growth slowest in a decade” nonsense?

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  • Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:

    Lack of openness and transparency again. Another good reason for REGIME CHANGE.

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  • HarderTruths:

    How else can they keep the lie going?

    Tel the truth like ‘ Err … sorry to tell you all that there are no reserves and we owe other countries like 1 godzillion dollars, so you are truly f**ked. Excuse me I have a plane to catch…”

    Then what?

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  • 1 MDB is a great example!:

    Only after a New Gahment takes over, then all the ‘dirty acts’ are exposed. But by then, the country’s wealth had bern squandered.

    A good lesson and a wakeup call for everyone indeed!

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  • Get Ready the Milo Tin!:

    Who will we seal in the Milo tin for not checking our Nation’s Reserves?

    We will confiscate her new home too!

    1 MDB is a great example!:
    Only after a New Gahment takes over, then all the ‘dirty acts’ are exposed. But by then, the country’s wealth had bern squandered.

    A good lesson and a wakeup call for everyone indeed!

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