Tag: CECA

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...

CECA 101: TISG answers your FAQs on the trade agreement between Singapore and India

Singapore — In the wake of the recent story that went viral concerning the mistreatment of a security guard by a foreign worker from global investment company JP Morgan, discussions about CECA, the 2005 trade agreement between Singapore and India, have naturally come up. First...

Gilbert Goh organizes open-mic event to say “NO to CECA, Ramesh & 6.9 mil population”

Social activist Gilbert Goh has organized an open mic event at Hong Lim Park for Singaporeans to share their views against the India - Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), and to a controversial white paper released by the government of Singapore in January 2013...

In 2014, WP’s Gerald Giam asked if the “Government will stand up to pressure from the Indians to allow more of their nationals to work here?”

In a social media post, Workers’ Party member Gerald Giam wrote about how in 2014, he brought up the issue of the Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Agreement (CECA) and work pass privileges for Indian nationals. During a Parliamentary session on October 8, 2014, Mr Gerald Giam...

Singaporeans upset over rising retrenchment rates with concurrent influx of foreign professionals

After Singapore’s labour market saw saw higher unemployment and more retrenchments in the second quarter of 2018, Singaporeans attribute much of it to the influx of foreigners – specifically, to Indian Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET). As of June, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)...

ESM Goh brags that he’s credited with starting “India fever” since he pushed India-SG business from the 90s

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong appeared to brag on social media that he has been credited with starting the "India fever" since he's been promoting India-Singapore business relations since the 1990s. Sharing last week that the Confederation of Indian Industry presented an award to him for...