Tag: Foreign workers

More research needed on the pros and cons of immigration in Singapore

Singapore—In an opinion piece for The Straits Times, NUS Professor Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng writes about the advantages and disadvantages of immigration in Singapore, in the light of it being a much-discussed issue in the recent General Election, with many Singaporeans weighing in on...

PSP’s Kala Manickam shares sad story of foreign worker cousin

By AJ Jennevieve and Misaki Tan During the fourth MeetPSP session on Wednesday (June 17), the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) introduced another set of members to the public. The questions posed to the session by members of the public this time round were more social, including...

Netizens call MOM officer’s rude behaviour “disgraceful” as he ticks off foreign worker for not wearing a mask

A video of a man claiming to be an officer from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) who spoke rudely to a foreign worker at a construction site drew harsh criticism from netizens. In the minute-long clip which was circulated on WhatsApp Messenger and social media...

Several Singaporeans unhappy about new workers’ dormitories being built near residential area

Singapore—The news that new dormitories will be built with better standards for migrant workers was greeted with some dismay by several Singaporeans. The annoucement was made by the National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday (June 1). The point that some of the dormitories would be built...

Singapore “has done more for our migrant workers than any other country with large numbers of them”

Singapore's treatment of its migrant workers has been defended by Ambassador to the United States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri in a letter to the New York Times (NYT) as a rebuttal to an opinion piece on its website edition entitled A Sudden Coronavirus Surge Brought Out Singapore’s...

Calvin Cheng labels those calling to end over-reliance on foreign workers in SG as “talking heads”

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng, who frequently airs his views on social media, weighed in on the issue of whether or not Singapore needs to ends its reliance on foreign workers. He labels most of those who make the call to...

Netizens weigh in on jobs for foreign workers and locals

Singapore – In response to a comment on a social media post regarding Foreign Workers (FWs) and Foreign Talent who are Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), members from the online community shared their opinions on the matter, saying FWs are needed while the...

Video goes viral: Foreign worker not satisfied with rice and veggies

Singapore – A video of a foreign worker saying that his meal was not edible has gone viral on social media, with netizens commenting on the issues of food quality and gratitude. On Friday (May 23), Ms Sarah Leong shared a post on the Complaint...

“Stop testing the foreign workers:” Tan Kin Lian draws sarcasm from netizens for blatant statement

Singaporean businessman and social activist Tan Kin Lian has recently drawn sarcasm from netizens after publishing a blatant proposition to stop testing foreign workers in order to lower the Covid-19 count in Singapore. Lost for words, many Singaporeans resorted to commenting on Mr Tan's post...

Foreign worker dormitory erupts in cheers after 3 days of Covid-19 tests

A video clip featuring a foreign worker dormitory resonating with applause after three days of Covid-19 tests being conducted, has been circulated on the internet. A netizen on Sunday (May 17) shared a video with the Facebook group Singapore Matters of a rather heart-warming and uplifting scene....