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 first”.
“Our government must take care of our own first. That is the duty of any government to its people”, they wrote.
This is not the first time that PSP has echoed similar sentiments of putting the people of Singapore first.
At a PSP event in August, Dr Tan took Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat to task and said, “We need to ensure job priority for Singaporeans…PSP will call for a review of the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, known as CECA”.
“Now this agreement, you must understand, was negotiated by our current Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat…Among the terms of CECA: allow the free movement of professionals in 127 sectors to enter and work in Singapore”, he added.
PAP has failed Singaporeans when they opened the flood gates of Indian FTs to our shores with CECA. Now PSP wants to accountability for this bad policy and for it to be reviewed!
Posted by All Singapore Stuff on Monday, 28 October 2019
“This has brought a lot of unhappiness with Singaporeans PMETs who feel vulnerable in their jobs and are anxious for the future”.
“We need the Government to publish a balance sheet for CECA, to show how Singapore and Singaporeans have benefited from this agreement, how many local jobs have gone to Indian professionals and how many Singaporeans have gone to India. We need accountability”, Dr Tan said. /TISG