8/21/2015

2/3 Singaporean core workforce

Reading the paper today is quite refreshing and pleasing. I feel like Alice being in Wonderland all over again, with all the right things that I would like to hear. Swee Say fired away with a new policy shift that he said would be for the medium and long term, a govt goal for the workforce to have a two thirds Singaporean core.

Swee Say also noticed that ‘Not everybody from all over the world can just go to New York or London, take up a job and settle down. Management of foreign manpower in any global cities of the world, in fact, is a norm. So, Singapore is no different from anybody else.’ Oops, Swee Say, can I just disagree with this last part? Singapore is different from everybody else with our open leg wide wide to let every Tom, Dick and Harry to come in with all kinds of fake degrees from funny universities that no one would want to know. And many of these fakes and cheats are likely in high places and holding high positions.

Never mind, please continue. Swee Say also said that one reason why foreign multinational companies are here is ‘that they can tap on local talent’.  Sure or not? I dunno how true it is, many people are complaining that many foreign companies are here and operating with a whole company full of foreigners, some 100% foreigners, many more than 70% foreigners, because they cannot find local talent good enough for low level, mid level and top leve executive jobs. Who is telling the true?

Ok, this two thirds Singaporean core is a good thing even if it may not last after the GE. Medium and long terms could have different definitions as time span is relative. It is good that foreign companies should follow this govt policy. Is there a time limit for them to make this happen or they can suka suka take their time since this is a medium to long term objective? Would the govt ask them to pack up and move off if they insist on hiring foreigners and telling the daft Singaporeans they could not find local talent and fill the whole company with foreigners?

What about local companies and GLCs, do they need to follow this two thirds policy? Do they really need all the foreign talents that are doing works that Singaporeans can do better, with local knowledge? What is the advantage for local companies and GLCs to hire foreigners to work in the local environment and local business? I heard some high powered HR directors said that in the local environment hiring Singaporeans has a big advantage because of local knowledge. There are now so many foreigners in middle management jobs in GLCs that do not need foreign talent and skills. At these levels, do they really ‘can bring the expertise and know how to complement and supplement what we have in Singapore’?

It is nice to read such news in the morning. But as the day wears off, reality sets in. What is the beef? What is real? What is nice to hear during an election season?

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

2/3 Singaporean core workforce not important.

More important is 2/3 non-PAP MPs in parliament.
GE 2015.
Vote out PAP for a 2/3 pro Singaporean core in parliament.

Anonymous said...


Very confusing very confusing!

Some say it 2/3, some say 49.99%, many say 74.99% and
some say it is 99.99%

Very confusing very confusing!

No point talk talk talk.

Anyway, people on the ground, know best!

Anonymous said...

Anyway it is a medium to long term target so mean 15 to 30 years away Hor. So don't complaint after election how come no changes seen.

Anonymous said...

In the long term we would all be dead. See.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

Singaporeans, the new Bhumiputra's. Welcome, Entitlement neuroses.

One thing about redbean, he is never short of ridiculous ideas. These ideas help grow the sense of entitlement amongst locals who feel that they've not only been "short changed" by the govt (they deserve), but anally raped too,... but wait....there's more...OWNED LIKE A BITCH, by the govt (they deserve and voted for), for decades.

And all this hate, resentment and ill-will is based on ONE FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF---which has never been substantiated---it is just ACCEPTED as "truth". Here it is:

Because your mother's smelly puki happened to be in Singapore territory, when she SHIT you out of her torn and rotten cheebye, introducing you to the world, that stupendous feat and "auspicious" occasion apparently * ENTITLES YOU * ☛AUTOMATICALLY☚ * to special treatment BY LAW of The State

Fuck you. Meritocracy motherfuckers. May the "best" person win.

Anonymous said...

This asshole has all the prerequisites to be a traitor. He will sell his mother's smelly puki for 20c and Singapore for a dollar.

Anonymous said...

Just issue more pink ICs. It's so simple.

Anonymous said...

Next time when there is a massive MRT breakdown.
redbean will be happy to know that there will be a 100% Singaporean core of National Service men to help SMRT (a for profit, public company) to manage the crowds created by an MRT breakdown.

It is not known if PAP Ministers will be activating their bodyguards and Gurkha army to also help in the crowd control (the crowding which may have resulted from their liberal immigration policies).
It is also not known if the Aliens in Singapore will be activated by the PAP government to also help in crowd control.

When there are good jobs, they call the Aliens to come into Singapore.
when there is shit jobs like crowd control, they call Singaporeans to do.

Anonymous said...

Singaporeans should be given preferential treatment for jobs just because they called themselves true blue? Well I believe in meritocracy and the best man should win the position, irrespective of whether one is a foreigner of a true blue Singaporean. If Singaporeans are too expensive to employ and a non-Singaporeans who is just as good and CHEAPER, then without a doubt, the non-Singaporean should get the position. The Singaporean government has always maintained that meritocracy should be practised in all aspect of Singaporeans life, so why not in the competition for jobs.

Matilah is right in saying that, just because a person happened to be born here in Singapore does not entitled to a free head start. Entitled mentality is becoming a norm here in Singapore.

patriot said...

It is more like riot control

than crowd control.

Gurkhas are only for
Aristocrats not for peasants.

Intelligence may have lead
to such preparation as the
Murmur and disquiet get
louder.
Anyway, it is good measure.
Hate to see riot, whether cause
by aliens or locals.
I suppose if any does break out,
it will most likely between the Two.

Pray, we do not need the Army or
Police, be it in cases of riot or
Freak Election Result.

It is only commonsense that if
soldiers or policemen are needed,
IT CANT BE ANYTHING GOOD.

patriot

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Anon 12:25,
Why don't you tell your MP or minister to say this during the election, if you believe so strongly about it, and if your MP and minister also believe in int?

By the way, are you a Singapore, a true blue or new citizen or PR?

Why do Singaporeans called themselves citizens, right to vote and right to serve NS?

Anonymous said...

The day the political jobs are opened to the best person in the world the. I accept lor. With the world all the existing jokers would be replaced including the joker who wrote the best man win. Matilar also kena and someone else will fuck his wife as best man win

Anonymous said...

Some of you wrote: " ...just because a person happened to be born here in Singapore does not entitled to a free head start"


Totally agreed. Entitlement thinking is a bad thing cos it makes us slack and take things for granted. But, whatever gave Singaporeans this misconception, I wonder?

Methinks the mistaken thinking originated from schools. Our teachers taught us that Singapore is our motherland and our forefathers together created this legend that we are to protect and cherish, and that it is our duty to do our very best for her. The problem is that we sentimental Singaporeans thought that this love would be mutual and that the country we serve, will in turn treasure and groom us. What fools we are? I see it so clearly now. Why should Singapore give you a free headstart if you are not the bestest and the brightest? Never mind that in other countries, their governments take care of their native-borns better than other residents. Hey, Singapore does not belong to Singaporeans. It belongs to everybody, said the pm.

So, can MOE please amend the social study books in primary education and add a chapter to highlight this bad entitlement mindset that we should not have? Perhaps mainstream media can help with public education. We totally should nip this problem in the bud: Singapore does not owe you a living. But neither do you owe Singapore one. It is just a transaction, pure and simple.

Anonymous said...

Redbean, it is beginning to look like NS is a born-in-SG tax for our boys.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I fully agree with 1:55.
Singapore belongs to everyone here.
Foreigners can feel they are entitled to a good job here if they are better than daft sinkies.
Foreigners should also be entitled to be ministers and PM.

Anonymous said...

Preferential head start should be given to Singaporeans? I think not. This would be bad for economy and therefore the GDP which then affects the ministerial pay packets. But should we be chasing GDP growth all the time? What is the benefit for the majority of Singaporeans if we get high yield year on year? I think it only benefit the elites and the ministers. High cost of living does not affect the rich, only the middle class and the poor will bear the blunt.

GE is just round the corner and soon Singaporeans will be master for only one day, its the election day, when all the elites and the ministers will kowtow to Singaporeans to persuade them to vote for them. Make you vote count. Vote for what you want to see change in Singapore. GE2015 is the deciding one. If it fall badly, then 6.9 million will become a reality. Then 10 million is in the pipeline. Lets do the right thing and stop it before the invasion/

Anonymous said...

Sixteen good reasons for voting Opposition:
Time for me to take revenge for the insults.
============================================

1. “Singaporeans first policy would not benefit the economy in the long term.”

2.“It’s not the government’s duty to love Singaporeans.”

3.“Contrary to public perception, the White Horse classification is not to ensure that sons of influential men get preferential treatment. Instead it is to ensure that they do not get preferential treatment.”

4.“Retrenchment is good for Singapore. If there is no retrenchment, then I worry.”

5.“NSman’s service to Singapore cannot be measured in dollars and cents.”

6.“Well, everybody has a car, we have two — my wife drives one, I drive one. We are both professionals, we need to travel.”

7. “If you’re lazy and work less, you’ll have less Medisave.”

8.“Save on one hairdo and use the money for breast screening.”

9.“If the annual salary of the Minister of Information, Communications and the Arts is only $500,000, it may pose some problems when he discusses policies with media CEOs who earn millions of dollars because they need not listen to the minister’s ideas and proposals.”

10.“Some cardboard collectors treat it (collection of cardboards) as a form of exercise and activity rather than being cooped up at home.”

11.“How much do you want? Do you want 3 meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant?”

12.“It’s not for the money (multiple directorships) because some of the companies pay me as little as $10,000 a year.”

13.“People use democracy as a free-floating abstraction disconnected from reality. Democracy in and of itself is not necessarily good. Gang rape, after all, is democracy in action.”

14.“It would be stupid for any Singapore agency or NTU to advocate the learning of dialects, which must be at the expense of English and Mandarin.”

15.“CPF is not your money.”

16.“If chicken is expensive, eat fish.”

agongkia said...

Yes.Agree with you all that we should not let any more Arthur Ah kow here to take away jobs that Sinkies can do better.Stop the influx. ..
Pay Sinkies well....
Sinkies best.Sinkies no horse run..mou tak teng...
Sinkies First...Punish towkay who are not pro Sinkies.....
Song hor?
BUT ....for that to work well without affecting the economy.......
Shd consider to change the law and make Sinkies work 12 hour a day and maybe on a daily rated basis on all profession. Work got pay.No work no pay.

44 hours or 5 days week only make Sinkies more lazy .Waste time on travelling to do a 8 hour job n is not productive when one can do 12 hour or more.
Do away with those no ending leaves..
Sure Sinkies will want to work more days to earn more.No more FT required.
I think many will be happy.
Sinkies happy, Towkay happy, Garmen happy..My dear lau lim oso can poon pee pee..win win situation.

Anonymous said...

You should say
Gongkia happy.
Gongtuatai happy
Khongcumkia happy
Kumgong happy
And naturally those
found to be daft lah.
Cumlankia happy
Cumgongs happy

Anonymous said...

Daft, lost job to foreigners, money no enough, suffering and kpkb Sinkies by now must realise 2 things.

1. You no enough and talent no enough to generate the GDP growth needed to pay for million $ minister and top civil servant salaries.

2. And most important, you no enough to vote PAP out.

Now, if u were Lee Hsien Loong or Lim Swee Say, why would you really want to care so much for this type of Sinkies? Just pretend to care lah, especially near election time is better mah. And it cost nothing to pretend, tio bo?

Anonymous said...

PAP know how to make at least 60% Sinkies, and doesn't matter real or instant Sinkies, happy and satisfied enough to vote for PAP is good enough for PAP already.

Anonymous said...

/// PAP know how to make at least 60% Sinkies, and doesn't matter real or instant Sinkies, happy and satisfied enough to vote for PAP is good enough for PAP already. ///
August 21, 2015 8:32 p.m.

I think you are right.
Please make sure all the PAP Ministers get this message.
Tell them to relax.
We will vote PAP.
We are on your side.

Anonymous said...

Please make sure all the PAP Ministers get this message.
Anon 8:59 p.m.

No need lah. They know already. If not, how can they become minister, and not blogger, remisier, taxi driver, security guard or in between jobs, u tell me lah?

Anonymous said...

Poor Sinkie beans don't understand their master's words.
When they hear 2/3 core, they happily think there will be at most one foreigner for 2 sinkies.
But what the master mean is 2 sinkies + 2 new "Singaporeans or PR" + 2 foreigners.
Got it? That's how we can reach 10 million population.

Anonymous said...

We want a 2/3 pro Singaporean core in parliament.
That means we need 2/3 Alternative Parties in parliament.

Vote Opposition for a pro Singaporean core in parliament.

Anonymous said...

The ministers know. That is why they throw a few crumbs and you got hungry and desperate unprincipled people to do their biddings like IBs and informers.

Anonymous said...

What about CECA? Comment from TRE.

enoughisenough:
August 20, 2015 at 9:23 am (
The CECA agreement with India was signed in 2005, read the doc from the Indian commerce department. http://www.commerce.nic.in/ceca/ch9.pdf
It is one thing to say we welcome talented foreigners, it is another thing to OPENLY and WITHOUT CHECKS welcome ANY AND EVERY LOW QUALITY foreigners.
Why the huge influx of LOW QUALITY FT ? It is because of clause 3 found in article 9.3 of the said document .. “Neither Party (SG or IN) shall require labour market testing, economic needs testings or …”
That is why the PAP are stuck ! With this statement itself, they cannot reject any tom/dick/harry ooops, Muthu/Aditya/Vishal from coming to SG, the country we all love.
Article 9.3
3. Neither Party shall require labour market testing, economic needs testing or other procedures of similar effects as a condition for temporary entry in respect of natural persons upon whom the benefits of this Chapter are conferred.
Article 9.2
d. temporary entry means entry by a business visitor, a short-term service supplier, an intra-corporate transferee, or a professional, and spouses or dependants as defined in Article 9.6, as the case may be without the intent to establish permanent residence and for the purpose of engaging in activities which are clearly related to their respective business purposes

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ so silly, I no understand, 924:

>> Why the huge influx of LOW QUALITY FT ? <<

Free market lah, motherfucker. All trade agreements get rid of red tape and bureaucracy so that PRIVATE ENTERPRISE can be left to make decisions AUTONOMOUSLY.

>> they cannot reject any tom/dick/harry ooops, Muthu/Aditya/Vishal from coming to SG, the country we all love. <<

THAT'S GREAT!! They shouldn't be allowed to reject. If a person is in your cuntry LEGALLY and is complying with the law of the land, no one, not even the govt has any "right" or "cause" to reject them.

My dear foreigners, welcome to Hotel Singapore.

Dear Legally Present Foreigners,

In your hopefully lucrative stay here (let's face it, we're all here to make as much loot as possible), you might encounter RACISTS and XENOPHOBES like redbean and his ilk, who would dare to blame you for having the AUDACITY to come to Singapore and be accused of shitting on their wet dream.

Never let such an accusation go unchallenged. Inform your would be "bully" that:

1. You are here LEGALLY
2. You pay taxes
3. You obey the local legal code

And then you can flick off this Singaporean asshole like a piece of detritus rendered after a good old nose-digging

Please enjoy your stay.


Fuck you Singapore. MERITOCRACY, motherfuckers.

Got free market competition?

Anonymous said...

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...
@ so silly, I no understand, 924:

>> Why the huge influx of LOW QUALITY FT ? <<

Never mind, no need to worry yourself silly.
We know you can't understand. It is alright.
Good boy. Go to your mama.

Anonymous said...

Loser, quitter, cunt smeller, motherfucker, traitor,...
Please add.

Virgo 49 said...

Matilah is one such refugee in so many countries and exploiting their hospitalities and womenfolk.

That's why he see see die die must defend them as he is part of them. (Trashes)

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

Right on virgo49, right on!

Living well is the best revenge!

Anonymous said...

A pariah running everywhere looking for crumbs called living well?