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Singaporeans need to be ‘bubble wrapped’?

This is such an arrogant and silly thing to say. No one is saying Singaporeans need to be ‘bubble wrapped’.

What Singaporeans are saying is that if you do not create legislation to allow Singaporeans with the skills to find relevant jobs in Singapore, then they will not have the opportunity to develop their ability, and build confidence.

If Singaporeans do not have the right skills, it also reflects the bad planning by the ruling party over the last 20 years to develop an education system to cater for these skills.

It is arrogant to claim Singaporeans want to be ‘bubble wrapped’ when we don’t even protect the very spaces where Singaporeans should be able to find jobs. How many countries will take a Singaporean fresh out of college, if they are not able to build their skills in Singapore? How many countries will take a middle-aged Singaporean retrenched from his or her job because there is no job protection in Singapore?

Accusing Singaporeans of being ‘bubble wrapped’ is simply lazy. The reality is the PAP did not plan ahead, and was relying on imported cheap labor, thereby creating the social mess in Singapore, which it does not know how to deal with.

If anyone is ‘bubble wrapped’, it is the PAP politicians who have been living in their own bubble, that they do not know how to create policies to protect Singaporeans’ livelihoods. It is these permanent private secretaries and military generals who have been handed their ministerial roles on a silver platter, and still expect others to come out with solutions for them. It’s lazy.

 

Roy Ngerng

 

 

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17 Responses to “Singaporeans need to be ‘bubble wrapped’?”

  • 444:

    The audience are paying em

    To her out of tune music ON OPEN STAGE!

    Never bother to tune instrument correctly musician.

    LAZY.yes.

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  • xoxo:

    Maybe these TALK COCK KINGS want to remove GRC BUBBLE.
    See if they still win seats.

    If you got nothing to offer,pls keep quiet.
    Oh,btw,where is OUR $100 BILLION?

    H$K,you dont come and talk crap.
    You owe us an explanation for the loot.

    Dont anyhow hoot.

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  • DeBarge:

    Unfortunately, Roy is right. The only guys in a bubble wrap are HSK and their colleagues.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    That’s right. The GRC is the biggest bubble wrap used by the PAP for them to parachute untested candidates then fast tracked to become ministers.

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  • bubble wrap so many people:

    yar lor. not possible to bubble wrap ? but the white monkey idiots and doggy gang like to be bubble wrapped for themselves leh under their ownself-check-ownself one curry party function ???

    of course, the more open-leg policy the white monkey idiots have, the more citizens (old plus new convert citizens) that sinkie land will have, then it will become more difficult for the white monkey idiots to bubble wrap so many people (since the white monkey idiots have to think of ways to bubble wrap themselves first ???) ????

    the reason why the current brainwashing propaganda / narrative in the 158th media environment is to shift daft sinkie’s expectation to a lower one ?

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  • CANNOT CONVINCE, CONFUSE:

    Being good at coining terms is what takes lazy ministers, driven by complacency that arises from astronomical salaries enjoyed throughout their term of office.

    What makes them clearer is their unchallenged intransparency and non-accountability whenever something disastrous crops up out of their total negligence, again due to their sheer complacency.

    And their skillfull blaming game makes them the greatest taichi masters in the entire world of politics.

    Is this what meritocracy claims? More like aristocrats-at-work out to confuse the public whenever they cannot convince the discerning ones.

    Are citizens that easy to forget?

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  • CANNOT CONVINCE, CONFUSE:

    Being good at coining terms is what takes lazy ministers, driven by complacency that arises from astronomical salaries enjoyed throughout their term of office.

    What makes them clearer is their unchallenged intransparency and non-accountability whenever something disastrous crops up out of their total negligence, again due to their sheer complacency.

    And their skillfull blaming game makes them the greatest taichi masters in the entire world of politics.

    Is this what meritocracy claims? More like aristocraps-at-work out to confuse the public whenever they cannot convince the discerning ones.

    Are citizens that easy to forget?

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  • John Richards:

    I think the whole idea of importing cheap foreign labour has two main causes.

    One, the big developers need buyers or tenants for their high priced condos and other apartments. Singapore’s small population will not be able to sustain the development of more private properties. Instead of expanding to overseas markets, they have pressured the government to increase the population.

    Two, the cost of doing business in Singapore is rapidly increasing. As the biggest landowner, the government is unwilling to find ways to reduce business costs like transport, rentals, utilities and levies on foreign workers. It’s a big pie and the government does not want to lose their slice of it. So the only way to reduce business costs is to reduce labour costs. Import cheap foreign labour to replace Singaporeans.

    This way the government will get a bigger slice of the pie, businesses will be happy and Singaporeans will be screwed. But who cares about Singaporeans, right?

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  • Asd:

    I think to say open open but ownself hide data hide this hide that is uneducated unethical

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  • Singaporeahseng:

    Bubble wrap is only black smoke screen thrown to screen the unfair and evil CECA?

    Many of our jobs had been taken over by foreigners using the business visa, works here because they were transferred from overseas. TAFEP is useless. It is controlled by the big businesses. Just ask them to give a report, and they will tell that all the offices are under control. No accountability at all.

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  • All Pappyhead's bubblewrapped:

    Only cotton-clad sheeples are overexposed to corporate wolves and capitalist foxes…. beside being swarmed over by multifarious foreign creatures – some talented & others “one kind of cheap labour”.
    Heng ah! Le bueh pai seh ah…?

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  • Heaven has eyes:

    Whenever they cant win an argument, all blame falls on locals…
    Spineless lot.

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  • Uncle no pbm or bbm:

    Nowadays, this short runway East Coast chap is so free to spew all kinds of motherhood statements and garbage.

    No value added at all.

    Wonder what kit kiat is actually doing? Just TCSS to collect $millions

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  • kaji:

    The education system MUST be revamped just like mediacorp.
    Many “actors and actresses” with poker faces are supported even when they lack obvious acting skills. Using mediacorp as the example, one can deduce that “who you know” runs the organisation.

    The “elites” who may not be the most able – are making all the decisions.
    In such a set-up, they most probably have vested interests.

    Take the tuition industry – the rich kids will most probably be the most successful, not the smart poor kids. The school system has stacked the odds against the genuinely talented students simply because they cannot afford tuition fees.
    Teachers cannot teach effectively to a large group of diverse ability classes.
    They perform more as ‘report writers’ than ‘nurturing educationists’.

    Should we let the politicians blame the citizens for producing generations of bubble-wrapped citizens???

    How about the obviously bubble-wrapped politicians with their high pay and perks? Should we remove their “protection” and invite Jacinda Ardern or Kamala Harris to apply for that job?

    P.S. Roy makes MORE sense than some of our leaders. He is the smart kid who has been side-lined.

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  • kaji:

    Cotton comes from sheep.

    You need a very small space to have sex.

    Mr Lee Hsien Yang, our Prime Minister.

    The East Coast plan for East Coast.

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  • TKLisaFool:

    12 to 15 MONTHS OF BONUSES !

    Based on 1.5% GDP P/A…….

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  • No need:

    Local no need to bubble wrap.
    Just treat them fairly.

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