Government has led youths’ values astray and unready for the job market

I saw this previous article about a taxi driver’s son who was unable to find a good job in Singapore, and found myself agreeing with much of what was mentioned. Not every millennial is sufficiently ready to deal with the new economy, especially with disruptions and the advent of the gig economy. Furthermore, his son had already faced difficulty adapting to the army, and would probably need more help in adapting to his predicament. A friend of mine was also in a similar position a few years back. He also hailed from a local polytechnic and could not adjust well in army. He told me that “the army is not for everyone” and he could not fit in with his mates at a combat unit. He had requested to change his vocation to a clerk or storemen at a stay out unit as he felt it will be a better use of his skills, but the government did not attend to his request. In the end, he was found to be medically unfit for service and was exempted from NS. This really shows how inflexible the government is in dealing with its citizens.

After graduating from his tertiary education, he was again unable to find a decent job that was linked with his field of study. He was deeply passionate in tech and finance, and hoped to secure a job in the fintech sector. Unfortunately, many local companies have been spoilt and hires foreigners all the time, without a care for local employment. After being jobless for months, he went to WSG for help and was referred to many jobs in retail and F&B. Due to the government’s decades emphasis on higher education, many millennials, including him could not see themselves eking out a living doing these jobs. WSG went on to suggest he could become an hawker entrepreneur if the job market is bad, and offered several culinary courses he could use his skillsfuture credit on. Again, he did not want to be a hawker as he had no passion for cooking, and so he rejected that offer.

When I heard about his story, I am timely reminded of the failure of the government to properly prepare our youths for the current job market. Even though it is a harsh reality that not all of us will find the jobs we want, many youths are unaccustomed to that fact and do not wish to work in jobs requiring menial labour. The values of this generation have been distorted to only worship money and chase degrees without preparing youths for the rigour of the job market. The generations before us were less skilled and educated, but they were not afraid to get their hands dirty, and took on all manners of trade to survive. They have built a prosperous nation founded on self-reliance, but the youth today are unready to take over. Cases like my friend’s are not uncommon and he is already very dejected being unable to find a fulltime job for more than 2 years. His only income comes 3-month contract jobs that are more common than full-time position nowadays, and he worries for his future. I sincerely hope that the government will do something for our unemployment youths, instead of recommending easy things like PDVL for them, and take measures to ensure the coming generation will be more flexible in the job market.

 

A fellow concerned Singaporean

 

 

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31 Responses to “Government has led youths’ values astray and unready for the job market”

  • RDB:

    To Article writer:
    Why do you use uncommon abbreviations that people don’t know at all. As they have never herd it before.
    So, what is WSG! And even PDVL? What then is the theme and subject of your article???

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    To the writer:
    “….he could not fit in with his mates at a combat unit.”

    Your friend son could not fit in because it is your friend fault.

    Your friend, as a father, had failed his father role of teaching his son the right values.

    Your friend must have let his son play computer games all the time without control that result in his super poor people relation.

    Today, you see such trend everywhere. Parents just chuck a tablet or smartphone to their kids and let them play.

    Today, parents no longer make an effort to spend time to communicate with their kids.

    So, STOP PUTTING ALL YOUR FAULT ON OUR TALENTED PAP MINISTERS AND CIVIL SERVANTS.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ A fellow concerned Singaporean:
    Frankly, for common guys serving NS, it’s a waste of time & those who have a brain simply hate their time serving NS & even reservist in-camps. It’s “heaven sent” to get medical exemption from NS & Reservist call-ups. Dunno why both the article contributors see NS as something that important. Truth is that NS is bloody irrelevant because they don’t serve anything in real life situations. The NS system is so elitist – Meritocratic Scholars automatically get into OCS & become officers without mingling with the lower ranks & NCOs throughout their service. It is an artificial creation (by LKY & MINDEF) without being proven in any battlefield situation. The Generals we have here in S’pore are just “Paper Generals” who only got academic qualifications, nothing else. Also, ask yourself why serve NS when good jobs goes to the foreigners first. In a conflict situation, would locals with NS experience take up arms to protect those foreigners? Your answer is as good as the next person’s.
    The problem here with the Millennials here isn’t exactly rests with them. Frankly, it is their parents who have indoctrinated them with the same “poisons” that the PAP had fed us for 5 decades. The mentality I read here is the same dependency that afflicts their thinking – that the PAP govt must do this, do that! Get that out of your system.
    In real life, the individual is responsible for their own destiny, never on the govt especially S’pore. You got to see things in a skeptical & cynical light; those innate skills being your survival skills – always expect the worse, always look for the “hidden traps” & you’ll never go wrong. Never be a sheep! Don’t follow crowds nor have a herd instinct.
    The era of plentiful jobs in S’pore & for the Global Context were over since 1998. And the link between education & good jobs had been truncated since the start of the Knowledge Economy. For most Millennials, instead of mugging on books, they should learn coding & all things Internet! Also, S’poreans should get out of S’pore & be soldiers of fortune in overseas markets. S’pore, frankly, is dead. S’pore is a true & true Crony Capitalist Economy where only the politically connected or those who have family ties count.
    Everytime I read such articles in TRE, I feel a sense of futility of the writers. They have no clue of the future & that is why their own children are behaving like a “Soft Toy” generation with their entitled expectations & unrealistic views. The world has changed (for the worse), yet they don’t realised it!

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  • TruBlu:

    We need an ORANGE HEAD to *MAKE SG N sgs GREAT AGAIN*?

    GAHMEN REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE people.
    Gahmen only listen to gra$$LOOTers and thats why common sgs are facing socio-economic problems even as gra$$looters enjoy status and LORD OVER THEIR NEIGHBOURS n humble civil servants who are now DISABLED FROM PERFORMING THEIR PUBLIC DUTIES WITH INTEGRITY???

    IS PM LEE LISTENING?

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  • You Die Your Own Business:

    As long as the door is wide-ooen, no amount of preparation will be enough for local citizens.
    Dafts should learn to see through this.

    Every country has it’s immigration policies in placed for a practical purpose.
    Countries developed at different stages and when people move across boundaries transcending the difference, there is no way local citizens could fend the impact from such influx.

    Third world Foreign workers could slave themselves for a few years and then return to their countries but sinkies cannot feed themselves with non-living wages.

    More workers will flock to Sillypore as many others restrict the flow to fend for their citizens. Their first world leaders worked for them at a fraction of our ministars obscene salaries.

    If having our legs wide-open is the only magical solution that our ministars could come up with, then sinkies should screwed themselves for believing in thieves and liars.

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  • carrie lam ah loong:

    TruBlu:
    We need an ORANGE HEAD to *MAKE SG N sgs GREAT AGAIN*?

    GAHMEN REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE people.
    Gahmen only listen to gra$$LOOTers and thats why common sgs are facing socio-economic problems even as gra$$looters enjoy status and LORD OVER THEIR NEIGHBOURS n humble civil servants who are now DISABLED FROM PERFORMING THEIR PUBLIC DUTIES WITH INTEGRITY???

    IS PM LEE LISTENING?

    IS PM LEE LISTENING?
    You meant to ask whether our version of HK’s Carrie Lam is listening?

    Look at Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam. Obstinate, lost and no leadership. Hong Kong is doomed. The PLA army is just waiting in their barracks for orders to invade and take over the country.

    In SG’s case…our obstinate Carrie Lam Ah Loong is also not listening to us. The CECAs are waiting for SG’s immigration doors to open even wider for them to come and take over SG. We are doomed if things do not change.

    However Sinkies has a way out. GE coming…your fate is in your own hands. Mark your ballot paper with the right choice!!!!

    SO THEY say the CECA treatise is a 2 way street ah? Meaning.. Sinkies are also free and welcome to go over to India to work just like the planeloads of Indian Nationals coming over to work in sG..

    BUT JUST pause a second…if India is so good why would planeloads of Indian Nationals want to come over to SG. Might as well stay put in India where job are PLENTY, good paying jobs, closer to family ties, familiarity and everything…

    Yes knnbccb we had been taken for a ride by the MIW. CECA was signed by the MIW for us to be screwed and have our jobs stolen.

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  • NS have its merits:

    @ Frankly, for common guys serving NS, it’s a waste of time & those who have a brain simply hate their time serving NS & even reservist in-camps.

    If recalled correctly oct/nov last year, there was a fight case.
    3 ITE students ( 2 guys and a gal all age 15 ) were having chit chat session at one HDB void deck seats. Nearby was a exercise station where a around 47 years old uncle carrying out his training.

    The 3 young chaps were talking , making noise with vulgar languages aplenty. Action like sam seng and cake sard cake say. The uncle warn them to mind their languages. One of guy shoot back probably with not so nice words which resulted in a fight broke out between the uncle and the teenager. The teenager ( obviously never serve NS ) loose out to the uncle ( served NS ) in throwing punches even his 2 young friends tried to help him. So its a 2 against 1 fight. The uncle succumbed him and request him to apologize. He refused trying to show backbone. End up receiving further blows and eventually throw in the towel and say sorry.

    You see this uncle, 1 against 2 plus the young opponents are 3 times younger in age ( can say in their prime ) than him still win.
    Therefore NS have merits.

    What most disappointing is later the defeated teenager report police. Want to act samseng , want to action in the end cannot bear it and go to your police ( suppose to be adversary ) for help . Quite seah suay.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Dear Concerned Citizen

    $G locals serve two purposes – cheap labour and giving all their hard-earned money to the government.

    The real jobs are given to FT. Locals are only lowly paid workers. Why on earth would $G citizens be give anything else?

    Every election the people re-affirm that this is what they truly want.

    Therefore is a surprise the donkeys are made to carry the heavy burden while being given nothing to eat and work until they die?

    No other country goes through this because the people will not allow it.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ NS have its merits:
    47 years old uncle fitness fanatic, bro! Nothing to do with his NS stint (nearly 28 years ago). Most guys his age would be carrying 6-to-8 month’s belly protrusions like a pregnant woman. Maybe Uncle was training for ONE Championship for the senior MMA class. But he needs to train against more serious samseng-kia, better fighters like those in Geylang “chap-hang”. ITE students powder puff!
    The youngsters these days like barking dogs – talk big but no spirit. End up with tail between their legs after being taught a good lesson which funny enough, never taught in ITE (discipline, respect).
    Anyway, those young punks who report their case to Police, they in turn will tell you to engage a lawyer & file a civil suit. They don’t waste time to investigate such minor incidents if there’s no death involved. Been there, seen it!

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  • Bernard:

    Dear fellow Singaporeans,
    Pls do not complaint and complaint.
    If incumbents PAP you choose, as the saying goes – You reap what you sow.
    Do the needful in your vote for change and better prospect. If you continue with the PAP incumbents, stop complaining. The future is in your hands. God bless

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  • Asd:

    I think it could be genocide or exodus similar like Myanmar Rohingya

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    NS have its merits:
    You see this uncle, 1 against 2 plus the young opponents are 3 times younger in age ( can say in their prime ) than him still win.
    Therefore NS have merits.

    Yes, NS has it merits.

    Without NS, our young will be on the street rioting and creating havoc to the peace and stability of the country.

    Look at Hong Kong youngster, they got no NS and they go on the street to riot,
    block traffic, vandalize traffic light.

    1. Block traffic (view from inside bus)
    https://cdn.hk01.com/di/media/images/3120401/org/df994dfd8517f6d37ed6533777cad78d.jpg/Lqo4AyZBAyrbu3ZbFgB9QKOEbAT5DyInhLWks661pLM

    2. Free riding
    https://cdn.hk01.com/di/media/images/3120373/org/78adaa84043b75cf2809a85887a6aed9.jpg/wlzdBsl2u3wXx5CqyjpSTtFww9PrRg7LRQhxim8IcYo

    3. Vandalize traffic light
    https://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/359909/%E6%B8%AF%E5%B3%B6%E8%A5%BF%E9%9B%86%E6%9C%83-%E7%9B%B4%E6%92%AD-%E7%A4%BA%E5%A8%81%E8%80%85%E4%BD%94%E8%BB%92%E5%B0%BC%E8%A9%A9%E9%81%93-%E9%83%A8%E4%BB%BD%E4%BA%BA%E8%BD%89%E6%88%B0%E7%81%A3%E4%BB%94#media_id=3120387

    This GE, please vote PAP, support NS, support 9% GST for pay rise for poor ministers, support more FT into Singapore.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • Truesinkie:

    RDB:
    To Article writer:
    Why do you use uncommon abbreviations that people don’t know at all. As they have never herd it before.
    So, what is WSG! And even PDVL? What then is the theme and subject of your article???

    WSG: workforce singapore
    PDVL: private driver vocational license

    very common for retrenched ppl to hear and see these terms

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  • Truesinkie:

    NS have its merits:
    @ Frankly, for common guys serving NS, it’s a waste of time & those who have a brain simply hate their time serving NS & even reservist in-camps.

    If recalled correctly oct/nov last year, there was a fight case.
    3 ITE students ( 2 guys and a gal all age 15 ) were having chit chat session at one HDB void deck seats. Nearby was a exercise station where a around 47 years old uncle carrying out his training.

    The 3 young chaps were talking , making noise with vulgar languages aplenty. Action like sam seng and cake sard cake say. The uncle warn them to mind their languages. One of guy shoot back probably with not so nice words which resulted in a fight broke out between the uncle and the teenager. The teenager ( obviously never serve NS ) loose out to the uncle ( served NS ) in throwing punches even his 2 young friends tried to help him. So its a 2 against 1 fight. The uncle succumbed him and request him to apologize. He refused trying to show backbone. End up receiving further blows and eventually throw in the towel and say sorry.

    You see this uncle, 1 against 2 plus the young opponents are 3 times younger in age ( can say in their prime ) than him still win.
    Therefore NS have merits.

    What most disappointing is later the defeated teenager report police. Want to act samseng , want to action in the end cannot bear it and go to your police ( suppose to be adversary ) for help . Quite seah suay.

    Up for truth

    Soft toy strawberries can’t even defeat old man who’s combat trained. Really reflects on the quality of our youths today.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    NS can be also guaranteed employment. If new grads can’t find jobs, PMETS retrenched, then just sign on Army. Let PAP government feed you. Then become one of the jiak liao bees. Don’t need to be Grab driver, Security Guardor fighting with FT for jobs.

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  • PES-F:

    Dr. Chan:
    NS can be also guaranteed employment. If new grads can’t find jobs, PMETS retrenched, then just sign on Army. Let PAP government feed you. Then become one of the jiak liao bees. Don’t need to be Grab driver, Security Guardor fighting with FT for jobs.

    His son is exempt from ns…. how to sign on

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  • Sad situation.:

    Sad situation. Skillsets of our people are a misfit.
    Need to teach our people survival skills for the new economy.
    So can survive anyway…including going oversea if need be .

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  • Lower the voting age:

    …. so young people can have their say in policies that will shape their future.

    The incumbent would rather give new citizens the chance to vote so they can stay in power but forbid our young to vote because they’re afraid of losing their firm grip on power because they know young jobless Singaporeans are angry with them.

    What are you afraid of Pee a Pee?

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  • mike:

    @ Rabble-rouser

    This para summarises the same thought i felt in the past 10years on most SGrean.
    Each time i came across someone talking about the current issues with employment market i felt a sense of someone complaining “who the hell is “messing” with my a**hole… stop it… please do it proper!”

    Not counting my time doing odd-jobs, trying to get a grip of my situation (although i had expected such a day), i was without a full-time employment for 38months.

    When people are talking about similiar issues which many others and i had raised almost 15years ago, i only have a numb feeling that we are in this cycle over and over again just different generations.

    Thank you mate, i had learned a new phrase “soft toy” generation. Whatever outside cannot change the the fact that it is “stuffed” with all sort of fake hopes/agenda. Each man has to start learning to live their own life and for their own children, make a good decision now.

    Cheers

    Rabble-rouser:
    Everytime I read such articles in TRE, I feel a sense of futility of the writers. They have no clue of the future & that is why their own children are behaving like a “Soft Toy” generation with their entitled expectations & unrealistic views. The world has changed (for the worse), yet they don’t realised it!

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  • Bapak:

    I only learned one thing doing my NS. KENG! NS is definitely a waste of time.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.GE2019/20:

    Dear fellow concerned Singaporean
    Who is responsible for youths being money minded and shunning menial jobs? Society! Hwakers, road sweepers, dustmen all want their children to be NOT like them. They want their children work in cushy office and draw high pay. Schools also laugh at you for doing menial jobs.

    Then again these grads cannot get jobs because they are collateral damage of economic terrorism.

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  • brainwashing imprint:

    //Frankly, for common guys serving NS, it’s a waste of time & those who have a brain simply hate their time serving NS & even reservist in-camps. It’s “heaven sent” to get medical exemption from NS & Reservist call-ups. Dunno why both the article contributors see NS as something that important.//

    haha. well said. there are thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of FTs who are here in sinkie land who i believe never went through NS in their home ground; and they are classified as FTs via the stamp of sinkie land open-leg policy competing for jobs & space with daft sinkies ???

    NS more like brainwashing process so that impressionable young minds (after two or two 1/2 years of thorough brainwashing) will be in awe with those in authority (perhaps the reason a quite number of generals promoted to ministars to keep the cycle of brainwashing imprint reinforced ?) ???

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  • no such thing as pre-selection:

    //Soft toy strawberries can’t even defeat old man who’s combat trained. Really reflects on the quality of our youths today.//

    alamak. it is all about the guts of fighting lar ? in the 70s, children were rugged most outside of home running about catching guppies in slippery and slimy drain, spiders or grasshoppers in big open field, playing hantam bola & chaptek ? all of this stretching spatial, tensile and reflexes skills ?

    now see lor ? computer, youtube, instagram and virtual game (all using only finger and eye power in the comfort of home or air-con amusement centres) ? even joining sports in schools have to be pre-qualified nowadays (correct me if i am wrong) ?

    i remember in my school days, i could join teams to play (just a casual team member) badminton, table tennis, soccer, basketball in extra curricula and there was no such thing as pre-selection to join except npcc; only final selection of players to compete with other schools ?

    don’t blame our soft toy strawberries ? this is the product of the whole society ? even the playground nowadays is “cushioned” and the playground equipment are made to be very very safe ?

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  • NS have its merits:

    @ Anyway, those young punks who report their case to Police, they in turn will tell you to engage a lawyer & file a civil suit. They don’t waste time to investigate such minor incidents if there’s no death involved. Been there, seen it!

    Outcome – sorry rabble rouser good imagination but wrong conclusion. Uncle was arrested, charged. Verdict jailed 1 week. He also compensated S$1k to the teenager.
    Personally i salute the uncle, he did it and he admit it manly , he face the music with no excuses. He show 擔當. He taught the young chap a lesson, else he may end up another orchard tower manslaughter case in near future. As for the teenager i hope he wise up man up and shut up.

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  • truly a 50 cent brigade:

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:
    August 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm (Quote)
    NS have its merits:
    You see this uncle, 1 against 2 plus the young opponents are 3 times younger in age ( can say in their prime ) than him still win.
    Therefore NS have merits.

    Yes, NS has it merits.

    Without NS, our young will be on the street rioting and creating havoc to the peace and stability of the country.

    Look at Hong Kong youngster, they got no NS and they go on the street to riot,
    block traffic, vandalize traffic light.

    1. Block traffic (view from inside bus)
    https://cdn.hk01.com/di/media/images/3120401/org/df994dfd8517f6d37ed6533777cad78d.jpg/Lqo4AyZBAyrbu3ZbFgB9QKOEbAT5DyInhLWks661pLM

    2. Free riding
    https://cdn.hk01.com/di/media/images/3120373/org/78adaa84043b75cf2809a85887a6aed9.jpg/wlzdBsl2u3wXx5CqyjpSTtFww9PrRg7LRQhxim8IcYo

    3. Vandalize traffic light
    https://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/359909/%E6%B8%AF%E5%B3%B6%E8%A5%BF%E9%9B%86%E6%9C%83-%E7%9B%B4%E6%92%AD-%E7%A4%BA%E5%A8%81%E8%80%85%E4%BD%94%E8%BB%92%E5%B0%BC%E8%A9%A9%E9%81%93-%E9%83%A8%E4%BB%BD%E4%BA%BA%E8%BD%89%E6%88%B0%E7%81%A3%E4%BB%94#media_id=3120387

    This GE, please vote PAP, support NS, support 9% GST for pay rise for poor ministers, support more FT into Singapore.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

    =============================================================================

    Sometimes I wonder if this post is really pro-PAP or anti-PAP. The quality of the propanganda (or shitganda) is really questionable. If you are doing a job of trying to dissuade people to vote PAP, then you are doing a fantastic job.

    In any case, continue to be the face of PAP by marketing your excellent communication and logical skills! I think you are doing the 30% proud! :D

    JY!

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  • Ministersctrust alien bodyguar:

    Ministers esp mr khb is so scare of Singaporean security force n openly entrusted their life in alien hands. They soend SIN $ to employ alien . So whatcdo u think how they value NS n SAF n aml forces. Should anything happens, they hope their alien bodyguards will protect them rather than SIN forces. Check if u can who r the pilot of the plane pinky flied in
    So do such jokers who do not trust Singaporean forces n security with their life, u think ns mrans anything to them. NS is a place to generate tjeir paper heneral with medals for ecerything they fancy will press. Senior singaporean esp ns boys of that age would know how Santosa cable disaster present a timely decorations for medals just like your elected pap mps eat snakes or dozing afyer a long note follies with naive CC voluneer chaboh. Some generalissimus has over slept n needs ns boys to waki waki to get the big hero plate. SIN atas glory is timely built on tragedy esp in alienland where media is not plp but for sale.
    So pap asks for trust in excange with sell out or tt traitorous actovities eg 130 millions, 28 millions n now singaporeans better be alert of where US isclikely to test their midrange missiles.
    Tritors hope for trust n cooperation to sell off the . no wonder they r so fearful to trust their lives to our boys
    . Can we trust anyone who opely distrust us. Would FO is beeter send off for these traitors rich by self grat scums. fellow singaporeans.

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  • Jman:

    Unfortunately, it is a fact of life that the new economy is unforgiving.

    We also have to remember that cheaper, better and faster is what most consumers want. And this drives the kind of innovation that happens. And given that innovation drives success into the narrower apex at the top of the pyramid, there is only so much room up there. And the fittest, the most agile and the most able will occupy those spots.

    It is going to be tough for anyone who doesn’t meet this criteria.

    I am not saying it is right. I am also not saying it is good. In fact, I think innovation cannot be something left entirely to the private sector. I think Govts need to step in with some laws and regulations on employment, and further regulations to require market players to be at least a certain number so as to prevent market concentration in a few hands which is the situation we are in right now.

    Singapore, as a society, needs to discuss what sort of future we want. If local Poly grads can have such a hard time, it is a clear sign that the system is not working as intended. And we cannot possibly wait and rot and decay for decades, as HK did (from the perspective of ordinary HKers), before something is done.

    The current system doesn’t work very well. And business as usual, and economic theory as usual just doesn’t cut it.

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  • heng not 1st class degree:

    pap says, cannot eat degree. but ffff. that is very narrow, and irresponsible, thinking since the better policy is to educate citizens so well that citizens can eat any meal, whether in Singapore or out of Singapore.

    it is very wrong to indoctrinate 70% sheep not to get that degree and end up even unable to compete even with ceca ah neh with horse U degree, whether in ah neh land or in Singapore or in Msia or anywhere.

    when goh cock tong wife said S$600k per annum is peanuts, it is her entitlement mentality talking. when goh cock tong himself said S$1m per annum is mediocre, it is his cock brain talking. after all, for a long time already, GROSS median wage in Singapore is around S$3,500 per month. yet we have goh cock tong and goh cock tong wife talking hen and chicken.

    and 70% sheep dies, very quickly, if they believe such cock talk from pap.

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  • left to australia:

    me and my family left that hellish lee island for a decade now. My children have bright future here in australia. the dumb 70% voter do not want to change their life.. and still living like prehistoric man for decades. I am sorry their fate is sealed

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ has led youths’ values astray and unready for the job market, VOTE THEM OUT !

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  • Sad situation:

    It is sad to see so many of our youths do Food delivery or Private Driving as their career. They seem to be happy with the money make.
    They do not learn any skills for the new economy and will be badly affected when such jobs are seriously affected in future.
    We need to do more to encourage them to learn new skills for the future before it is too late.

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  • Homeless Cat: Best President: The people only want the best President. They don’t care about his or her race or...
  • Police CLOSE DOWN: Use SCOOT to deliver instead?
  • mike: I disagree with you! Regime change may be first step but not really can ‘guarantee’ independent...
  • I Too Kana Ill Treatment: Me too kana ill treatment in NS. Now I grow up, I want to kill those who ILL treat me and I...
  • Dr. Chan: ‘White Horses’ voting for PAP is understandable. But if you are a conscript and family members...
  • Best President: The people only want the best President. They don’t care about his or her race or religion.
  • TruBlu: Whatever! Why sgs must go around delivering food for a living? Why cant the govt return decent paying jobs to...
  • About rulers and the ruled: Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said: “The best of your leaders are those whom you love and...
  • Harder Truths: No despot ever thinks he is wrong. No point talking to him. If he is not shown the door now then he...
  • My Smart Doggie: @NotMyProblem: My doggie also don’t like to poop on the free newspapers. So I try putting...
  • Don't Lie Pinky: If we are really concerned that A Malay should take turn to be the President, then since the first...
  • Harder Truths: I saw a PMD rider with a T-shirt sporting the words ‘Will kill for food’ on a delivery...
  • Harder Truths: Mr Magoo also said he has 20/20 eyesight. Will you let him drive you anywhere?
  • Harder Truths: The problem is not the PMD per se – this is just an inanimate object. The people riding it are...
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