How about the top-tier folks show some accountability since they benefited the most?

Except its “core business”, all other aspects of the business is contracted out.

So, we have the telcos, hiving out the laying of fibers to a subsidiary company, Netlink Trust, which contracts out the work to main contractors who then sub-contract out to the sub-contractors.

The Telcos squeeze the contractors for the best bid, who in turn squeezes the sub-contractors, who in turn squeezes the worker, who is normally a migrant. A disproportionate amount of profit goes to the top but accountability goes to the bottom; any customer complaint and the sub-con and his workers may lose their jobs.

The same arrangement is played out again at NEA. The contractors get into hot soup if the plants die or a tree branch falls onto the road. So, he squeezes his foreign workers doubly hard, while NEA sends out inspectors to tell on the contractors.

From the construction of HDB flats, condominiums, MRT stations, rail lines, roads, T5, Tuas mega port, to the delivery of services like that offered by the Telcos, NEA, SATS etc, contracting out work is the norm.

But, when the foreign worker time-bomb sets off, the top tier of the food-chain sits tight and wash their hands while the contractors face the music.

How about the top-tier folks show some accountability since they benefited the most?


Foong Swee Fong


10 Responses to “How about the top-tier folks show some accountability since they benefited the most?”

  • Too many layers:

    Too many layers..
    Super inefficient.
    No wonder everything so expensive and so many FW needed to do the job.
    Need a reset.

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  • Use your $millions skulls:

    The biggest irony is that these MFcukers continue to collect millions by just spewing out saliva in the shit times while ordinary folks and FWs struggle with their expenses and jobs.

    Just take that white monkey disGraceFool, just sat pretty in pariahment for the past three months doing FO but collecting millions.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    I don’t think that just the top-tier folks should take responsibility. Accountability goes down the line for everyone. However, those sub-contractors and other lower down the food chain are in some way related to the ruling party–that makes enforcement of rules impossible. But then they have to pay for loyalty and that is how it works in Singapore. It is all legal too.

    It is necessary to have all these tiers to provide wealth to those that support the ruling party. Nothing is free least of all in Singapore.

    Whether it is efficient or inefficient is not an issue. It is a corrupt system that is used to prop up the PAP. That is why there is an urgent need to get rid of the PAP at the soonest opportunity.

    VTO–the PAP.

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  • Top Money for Top Talents:

    Dear Foong,
    Honestly, there is no need for you to tell us PAP what to do.

    We PAP have all the talented, quality people at the top.

    And I quote on 23 January 2008 what our founding father said.
    And we are meritocratic; we pay top money for top talent, both local and foreign. In other words we have quality people right on top,” said Mr Lee.

    You can screen capture/video capture this line for all you want.

    Josephine Teo is talented and is in touch with the ground where people live in one room flats.

    That why Josephine Teo know you can have sex even in small space like one room flat.

    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • Of Dorms, Baaracks & Prisons:

    So much has been talked about dormitories
    which ought to have living conditions on par with army barracks.

    And Prisons?

    Prisons cannot reform convicts if their
    living conditions are not well taken care of.

    Although they are criminals, they are still fellow human beings.

    Here are some bald concerns with regards to prison conditions.

    Are the convicts cramped into tiny cells?

    Are the beddings proper?

    Are the toilets and shower rooms separate
    and far detached from the cells?

    Is there ample ventilation in enclosed premises?

    Are there inhouse mini wards for the sick
    ones? Making them visible in public hospital wards for treatment of non-critical illness is certainly not desirable, considering the psychological impact it has on ordinary patients’ and visitors’ perception.

    Hopefully, prisons are not another ticking time-bombs waiting to explode like FW dormitories.

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  • Bigger is not better....:

    “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

    (E.F. Schumacher, a close associate of John Maynard Keynes and the progenitor of Practical Action.)

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  • Dr Goh KS:

    $in Incorporation was, n stil is,A BIG ERRIE!
    It nurtures GREEDY PEOPLE who may not REALly want to SERVE but WANT TO BE $ERVED!
    I would term them as FAKE LEEder$.

    Do you want LEAders who SERVE you or do you insist on LEEder$ who insist you SERVE THEM?

    I leave it to you.
    I oredy helped to EDUCATE you properly when i was in govt,even built the economy for you but you allow other sgs who call themselves leaders to take away everything i helped you to obtain as REAL CIYIZENS N TRULY PERMANENT RESIDENTS of SG?

    How long you intend to remain DAFT?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Too many layers:
    Too many layers..
    Super inefficient.
    No wonder everything so expensive and so many FW needed to do the job.
    Need a reset.

    Now you understand why “Kueh Lapis” is a HIT among the PAP cronies during Chinese New Year…Layers of Sweetness to be shared

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  • opposition dude:

    Same for how PAP thinks. Singhealth got hacked Gan Kim Yong wasn’t sacked. Same for the HIV records that were lost. Josephine Teo cannot be bothered to check the dorms’ hygiene and, not surprisingly, blamed the operators for their so called “objections” when MOM wanted to do something about it. The government departments must be pretty weak if they can’t even force dorm operators to do something and come out with a weak excuse of objections.

    But it’s the nature of contract work. The contractor has to shoulder the blame since they took on the work leaving the client blameless. Remember HDB’s faulty lifts which claimed a few lives back then? Same pattern of blaming the contractor, it was never HDB’s fault.

    So if you want to whip PAP into shape then the kiasee 70% have to wake the F up and not close both eyes to everything.

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  • dengue & foreign workers ?:

    Is there a breakdown of dengue cases into locals vs foreign workers ?

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