Tag: Foreign workers

Chan Chun Sing advises businesses to invest in local workers, diversify foreign workforce

Singapore—Speaking at a bicentennial commemoration dinner organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on Tuesday, December 3, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing encouraged businesses to develop their local workforce and at the same...

“Angst over foreign workers continues to be at the forefront of Bukit Batok residents’ minds” – Chee Soon Juan

Recounting his conversation with Bukit Batok residents during his regular walkabouts in the ward, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) secretary-general Chee Soon Juan has revealed that the "angst over foreign workers and how they suppress wages and displace local workers" continue to be at the forefront...

MP Saktiandi Supaat asks for stricter eligibility criteria for EP holders

Singapore—On Monday, November 4, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Member of Parliament Saktiandi Supaat asked for the criteria for eligibility for employment pass (EP) holders to be tightened. In answer to this Minister of State for Manpower and National Development Zaqy Mohamad stated how Singapore’s firm stand...

Dr M: Malaysian workers are highly regarded abroad

During a state dinner with Malaysian workers in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said many Malaysians workers are "held in high regard" abroad. He noted that over the years, overseas-based Malaysian professionals and technical workers such as engineers, doctors, and pilots have increased...

Indonesian worker caught in the dragnet of horror

An Indonesian woman married to a Malaysian has been accused of human trafficking, a crime she did not commit, says her family who pleaded with the authorities to get her out of jail in Malaysia. Supinah (43) is now involved in legal issues in Malaysia....

Chinese aunty reluctant to sit beside foreign worker in MRT, only sat down after he gave up his seat

Singapore – On July 17 (Wednesday), a member of the public shared “a very saddening moment” of a Chinese aunty refusing to take an empty MRT seat beside a foreign worker and only sat down after he gave up her seat. Regina Yqh went to...

PRC bus driver says life in Singapore is so tough he can’t even afford to fall ill

A bus driver from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) made a video outlining some of the struggles he faces as a foreigner working in Singapore. The man, who looks to be middle aged and working for SBS Transit because of his uniform stands in...

The Ubiquitous Unsung Heroes of Malaysia’s Prosperity – the Foreign Worker

Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government which began its fifteenth month in office on July 10 had made a pledge in its election manifesto that it would reduce the number of foreign workers by a third from six to four million. This was a target set...

Dormitory owner and manager charged over shockingly poor living conditions

Singapore — Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 1 and 2, Blue Stars Dormitory and The Leo, dormitories operated by Labourtel Management Corporation, were found by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to be in shocking condition, with cockroaches, broken light fixtures and showers, corroded staircases and railings. MOM...

MOM survey shows foreign workers satisfied with working conditions in the country

Singapore—A report commissioned by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and released on June 9, Sunday, shows that the country’s foreign workers are generally satisfied with working conditions in Singapore. Furthermore, the foreign workers who participated in the survey said they would also recommend Singapore as...