Why should Singpaoreans and PRs be lumped together for employment statistics?

Why did the government lump Singaporeans and PRs together when tabulating statistics for local employment?

So as not to pit Singaporeans against PRs? Obviously not. I believe the most probable reason for lumping these two components together is to confuse the populace regarding the actual number of employment created for native Singaporeans.

It is an easy escape route for the ministers to insinuate anyone who asked for the breakdown as trying to drive a wedge in society so as to skirt around the issue.

Creating jobs for Singaporeans is one of the core functions of the government. If the government of the day believes in foreign talent to drive the economy forward, it also has to ensure that Singaporeans are not denied of good jobs. Ultimately, we are entitled to know whether the economy is creating enough good jobs for the people.

Why did MP Pritam Singh ask for the breakdown in each sector? Probably to know of any big ‘trade off’ between good jobs that went to Singaporeans and PRs. This is also natural given that he is the Leader of the Opposition and this is a critical question on the minds of many people.

Why is the minister hesitant in providing the breakdown of each sector? Probably because the figure shows unfavourable results? So its natural for the government to be reticent in disclosing the data.

Singaporeans have the right to know whether the government of the day is performing as they should.

 

Osman Bin Sulaiman

 

 

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29 Responses to “Why should Singpaoreans and PRs be lumped together for employment statistics?”

  • opposition dude:

    At the end of the day no numbers were mentioned and we are back at square one.

    All this actually does is reinforce suspicion of PAP. Since PAP did mention just a few weeks back that more Singaporeans were employed according to their data they should have been more than happy to disclose the numbers. Not doing so just confirms that PAP can’t even lie properly even when they are the ones cooking up the story ha ha ha.

    And what is wrong with asking for the numbers of locals in the workforce versus all other groups? How does that create a wedge at all? I fail to see kee chiu’s logic on this. But then again, PAP has shown that they aren’t as smart as they would like to think either.

    So in future, any question asked must not include PRs, S and E pass holders as well as work permit holders. Can’t be accused of driving a wedge or some other silly nonsense you know.

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  • Crooked PAP:

    The reasons for withholding the SG/PR breakdown is pretty obvious.

    PAP is now being questioned and the 4G leaders are shitting in their pants.

    Singaporeans have begun to wake up. Hope, the 70% sheep population wakes up too. Pinky and his team are confronted at multiple ends on CECA, CPF, POFMA, Jobs. PAP is planning to sweep all these topics under the carpet by using money politics in the coming Budget 2020.

    Stupid Singaporeans will open their greedy mouth wide when they see free money, student grants, free chicken wing, baby bonus…etc which are our taxpayer money coming back to us, to keep PAP in power.

    Singaporeans have no clue how many New Citizens have been added to the Voters List. How many PRs have taken over Singaporean jobs and waiting to get their Citizenship.

    Govt is smartly giving new citizenship to foreigners by waiting for them to reach past 25 years old so they don’t need to serve NS.

    We have been fooled by PAP all these years. Time to wake up and vote them out.

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  • Evil, Greedy And Corrupt:

    The job figures appear nicer when the two numbers, Singaporeans and PRs, are mixed.

    Foreigners can come and offered a PR as quickly as a year.
    These numbers are then mixed with the citizens to dilute the true picture.

    Then those who are already out of job for a long time will be dropped from the mixed by reclassification, to further hide the facts and give a rosier picture.

    Naturally, even without all the data, one can deduce that the true picture is really bad. How else could you explain the evil shifty behavior of hiding the truths by not revealing the data as requested?

    Under any circumstances, one can safely assume that every tiny bit of good enough data will be milked dry and fully exploited, will be bragged and trumpeted to justify the obscene salaries that the ministars are pilfering.

    Man is created or endowed with a gift call Common Sense.
    Use it or lose it. If dafts were to exercise a little bit of that, the greedy pigs would have been booted out long ago.

    Common Sense would dictate that the status of Citizenship is different from a PR, one is with enduring stake in this country, the other can just be a temporarily convenience or a commitment that is thinking-through-in-process.
    So they can never be equal, one will be much higher than the other, so what wedge is there to talk about?
    Are pigs more concerned about hurting the feelings of PR than citizens??
    Or are they putting up excuses for failures and created a huge mess in this country??

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  • Manipulating Figures Is Crime:

    There can only be ONE reason of Paramount Importance that the actual figures for Citizens are merged with the figures for Permanent Residents (2 to 10 years). That reason is T-REASON.

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  • Real reason:

    Real reason is the stats are not pleasant to know,if I remember correctly in the late part of last century n early part this century lky n many senior ministers went to us,Europe n Japan esp us n Japan and they got the idea we have to implant forein trash to boost economy; as usual they donot think thru carefully n use sledge hammer approach so we are where we are now,

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  • 70% sheep ask for it:

    when in primary school, we learned division.

    numerator. denominator.

    to make ration look small, make denominator as big as possible.

    with local born data looking so bad, the only way to BS is to make the data look good by making the ratio look small via manipulating the denominator, aka adding PR numbers to citizen numbers.

    in the world of statistics, it is called damn lies.

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  • Break Down the Numbers:

    Permanent Residents are not “Singaporeans” just as an Indian is not a Malay. To lump PRs together with Singaporeans is misleading because they are not citizens. Only citizens can be called “Singaporeans” and for that reason you have Pink and Blue I/Cs to differentiate a Singaporean from a non-Singaporean or Permanent Resident. For employment figures to be transparent and meaningful to the public, they should provide a breakdown of local citizens, naturalized citizens, permanent residents, work permit holders, and also the different industry they are currently in. That way Singaporeans will know if good local jobs going to foreigners or it is just their imagination.

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  • Pro Aliens Party:

    let’s just say that if the figures were 80% Citizens and 20% PR, it will be announced all over our 154 media including New Years’ fireworks .

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  • Betrayers and traitors:

    Its only for their benefit not ours.
    They upped the population so fast artificially , so naturally there wouldnt be enough natives to work the many indudystries.
    So they hurriedly take in aliens by the planeloads and dump them in needed sectors.
    Then they tell us poor natives that sgs dont want such jobs..
    This gov had beyrayed and sold us out time and time again.
    What had the ministers been doing that they couldnt see or didnt want to see such problems arising.
    Just wanting to get rich quick and boast to the world?

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  • They drive wedge in our lives:

    Well, then can the ministers explain why their enormous GLC salaries are state secret in a supposedly republican parliament? And how they wound up there in 4th spot as global crony-capitalists? While we the citizenry are ranked 3rd least corrupt country in the world? None of us can recall ever taking even $100 bucks in the dark…. How they have misgovern

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  • N.Jungne:

    Lumping them so it becomes a huge MATHEMATICAL Problem mah.

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  • Sinkies are doomed:

    These so-called 4Gs are a bunch of heartless and self-serving nicompoops.

    They are enjoying cosy lifetime jobs with humongous pay and perks whilst ordinary sinkies struggle to eke out a living.

    We need to know for our sake and children’s future and these clowns refuse to tell us. How can we plan and move forward if they don’t know what is going on?

    Disgusting

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  • Bobo:

    How to break the concrete to see the other side? We have 70% solid cement and hard rock components there. Hammar only doesn’t work because their strength is limited.

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  • Asd:

    Any human can be imported… any Tom dicky harry also can be imported… when people say singapore they mean the land and not singaporean the people… so don’t be confused ya

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  • Bapak:

    Why did the government lump Singaporeans and PRs together when tabulating statistics for local employment?
    ===================================================================

    Is your mistress living in the same house a legal wife? In a divorce, a wife gets full protection & rights, mistress gets nothing. In PAP’s context, the mistress also gets a share. This PAP does not respect the law, VTO!

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  • Asd:

    They oready say got wedge between sinkieporean n pr n ft… they know that’s why they say.. but you all are just human can be imported no need acknowledge as the only resource anymore…

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  • Get This Right:

    A fraudulent government.

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  • AristoCATs - Handle d Truth?:

    The Q is plain and simple.
    Why cant the AristoCATs provide answer similarly?
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    Past events show that AristoCATs view Peasants Qs as Irritants.
    Their attitude failed to convey they respect MPs as Rep of the Peasants.
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    Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • Harder Truths:

    The real breakdown should be LOCAL-BORN vs everyone else regardless of citizenship which is given away freely like Fairprice toilet-paper.

    Citizenship nowadays means nothing as FT take up citizenship and cunningly give it up when no more use, to migrate back to hometown or onward to USA.

    Let us see LOCAL-BORN vs OTHERS. What say you?

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  • Pof88:

    Thats why only govt can use POFMA… if they hide the truth abt actual local native employment figures, what can we do?

    Isnt it obvious – lump local citizens & PR as 1, covers up the fact that the massive # of PRs in SG… majority of these PRs are happily employed, while more than 65,000 unemployed S’poreans!!

    Open yr damn eyes. If we’r surrounded by foreign mediocre workers & their dependents everywhere in SG… & employment figures tell a diff story, so whats govt trying to smoke its citizens?

    The breakdown of local Vs. foreign workers empolyment figures will b even more shocking!!… to those who’r still clueless. Thats why govt fear to show these detailed figures… freakrss

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  • 100%, not probably:

    “Why is the minister hesitant in providing the breakdown of each sector? Probably because the figure shows unfavourable results? ”

    If the results are good, they would have trumpet it across their papers.

    Real Singaporeans are suffering. That’s why election delayed and delayed.

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  • Democratic Dictatorship:

    Does pumping together make the statistics look better ?

    If so, I think citizens employment is I’m big trouble. But singkies no I to discern.

    They base on unquestioning belief and blind trust . They insist no audit.

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  • may drive a wedge:

    //Why is the minister hesitant in providing the breakdown of each sector?//

    maybe the white idiots are ‘fearful’ that it may drive a wedge between daft sinkies and the white idiotic monkeys because of their 6.9 or 10m open-leg policy ?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Get This Right:
    A fraudulent government.

    The ART of DECEIT as taught by non-other than the man who Lie & Con-You…his Art is a Book of Bull-SHIT!!! written in his biographies and various other books that IDIOTS look up to as a HandyBook on to Dictate and Rule the Lower Mortals…in his evil and slitty eyes all are NOT equal White Horses sire at worse a Grey never an Appaloosa but his parents were no better than the Appaloosa and his Genes produces FREAKS!!!

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  • Singkees ain't Honkees:

    Then I rather be PR until I no longer need to serve NS .
    Is this a loophole?

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Another good reason for REGIME CHANGE. Singaporeans need to get rid of the PAP to know the WHOLE truth. VTO.

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  • PAP MAMA:

    How many mamas here?

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  • PAP only bs but nfi:

    Yes, Good political keadership is vital for Singapore. No place for nfi political scums saoked in their own insatiable greed, egoism, arrogance n unceasing self glorifying. pAP is no more People Action Party but Punks Aging in Poo such that greeds has drown its peabrain thinking of nothing but exploiting alien trash n Compliant bureaucrats
    Hoping for bgger n bigger rewards as the Punks Adding Poo to their slready stinking pile gathered over their 5 decades of lies, traitorous CB shielded dark aictivities, Yes Singapore urgently needs to eradicate greedy dy PSBs n save the nation from draining out their CPF n their Jobs to fill their Bottomless Greed n their needs for self glorification without which they perish. Singaporeans, let’s turn the table n feed them with their own medicines including bankrupting to. Recoverwhat the state kitty has lost in those 50 years.
    Yes the wave of ridding the PSBs has crossed Malaysia, indonesia now whirling in USA n timely to Singapore to boot SUiN nfi pPSBs out to be legally dealth with by the very CB whom they have blackmailedo, threatened n .eroded to serve them n now time to regained their dignity n recover their painful loss of human values!
    Singaporeans esp the over 70 yo seniors, there would be the big com game of locking up your retirement fund illogically thru punky greeds locked in cpf to feed their greed. Yes time to take the cue of the self inflicting lao lee warning thru his yonger son n daughter regarding the replacing gorilla dynasty n her humkachan indineeshits. .those sho laugh last l augh the loudest n happiest!

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