Tag: CECA

PV’s Lim Tean targets CECA and ministerial pay in second Facebook Live talk

Singapore -- People's Voice (PV) Secretary-General Lim Tean held his second "After Work" livestream on Facebook on Thursday (June 25). This is a 30-minute talk on Facebook Live during which he speaks about pressing issues of interest to voters. The livestream saw about 740 people at...

DBS employee who posted image of torn Singapore flag accuses Singapore of being racist

Avijit Das Patnaik, the Singapore permanent resident who shared on social media an image of a Singapore flag being ripped to reveal an Indian flag has come under fire for accusing Singapore of having racist practices. The 46-year-old who is originally from India took to...

Video of man not wearing a mask sparks racist comments

Singapore -- A video of a man not wearing a mask while out for a walk, only days after the wearing of masks outdoors was made compulsory, made its way round social media and WhatsApp Messenger on Friday (April 17). The video starts with a...

Netizens slam man who asks if there is a Covid-19 relief package for expatriates

Netizens criticized a man online recently for asking if there was a Covid-19 relief package for expatriates. Earlier this morning, an Indian man, presumably an expatriate asked a question in the Facebook group titled, ‘Singapore Indian Expats’. His question was, “What Singapore Govt doing for expat...

Gilbert Goh investigated by police after foreigner participates in anti-CECA event

Socio-political activist Gilbert Goh is being investigated by the police after a foreigner took part in a recent event he organised opposing the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) and the Government's 6.9 million population target. The event, which saw a crowd of about 300-400 gathering...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party emphasizes that “We must put our people first”

Earlier today (November 25), the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), of which Dr Tan Cheng Bock is secretary-general, emphasized upon the need to put Singaporeans first. The party wrote on its Facebook page, “This is our country, this is our land. We must put our people...

FORUM: Josephine Teo proposes damage control measures on Singaporeans losing jobs to Foreign Talents

By Roger Kok After Singapore signed the infamous CECA back in 2005, many Singaporean PMETs have been filing complaints of discrimination to the Manpower Ministry through the Fair Consideration Framework. Much damage has been done since, as thousands of FTs have been converted become into...

Former NMP Calvin Cheng clarifies CECA, says, “It is extremely irresponsible to fan the flames of anger towards foreigners”

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng attempted to clear the air regarding misconceptions about the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), that had sparked public furore. After Eight Riversuites resident Ramesh Erramalli verbally abused a local security guard, many xenophobic sentiments were exchanged,...

Gilbert Goh spotted placing the Singapore flag on the ground at anti-CECA event

Socio-political activist Gilbert Goh was spotted placing Singapore's national flag on the ground at a recent event he organised opposing the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). The event, which saw a crowd of about 300-400 gathering at Hong Lim Park on Sunday (Nov 3), was...

The real reason for Ramesh Erramalli’s sense of self-entitlement

The real issue in the Ramesh Erramalli incident is not Ramesh Erramalli. Although some online reactions hinted at racism  - Ramesh is Indian (foreign one) and the security officers involved are non-Indian and therefore were at the receiving end of an a***shole Indian, never mind...