Kind and compassionate Yeo Guat Kwang

More retrenchment and unemployment are appearing on the horizon. The economy is looking bleaker. And many poor foreign workers are going to be retrenched. And these poor souls are steep in debt after paying their agents big sums of money to be here to get a job. Yeo Guat Kwang and the Migrant Workers Centre(MWC) are appealing to the employers to hire those retrenched foreign workers first to help them service their debt. He is so kind.

May I also appeal to him to make a similar appeal to the employers who are hiring PMETs to also consider Singaporean PMETs that are retrenched. These PMETs may not have to pay the employment agents or owe them money for their last jobs. But I bet you their financial burdens are just as heavy if not worst. Many would have big housing mortgages to service, children in schools or universities and need their support, need to be fed, need pocket money, need to pay school fees, tuition fees, transport fees etc.

Please take care of these Singaporean PMETs also. I have yet to hear an MP or minister coming forward to appeal to the employers to hire retrenched or jobless PMETs first. They only want to send them to work in third world countries or as security guards, waiters or taxi drivers. The jobless PMETs need help just as much as the foreign workers. The foreign workers are at the lower level of job hunters so the appeal would not be in conflict with their interest. Just appeal to the employers not to hire foreigners during this period and think of the retrenched Singaporean PMETs first.

That would be the kindness thing to do. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

He is far sighted. Planning to be voted into Parliament with the votes of foreign workers. Must give him a national day award for 'Services beyond the call of duty', for serving foreigners first.

Anonymous said...

retrenchment here, retrenchment there, everywhere

this is the new normal

life here is like that

you don't know meh

we voted for it

in 2015, 70% said ok, very very good and thank you very very much sirs/madams

so no point kpkb now, crying now

who will listen


what choice do we have

this is what we get


agongkia said...

No need a MP or minister to appeal to our employers on behalf of our so named Pmets.
Our already struggling employers are most willing to prefer Sinkies over foreigners.
So call PMETS should stop dreaming about the past imaginary title and start grabbing any jobs that comes by.
Stop being lazy,choosy with EM .Our employers love us.

Anonymous said...

in 2015, 70% said ok,...
Anon 8:51 am

Not only 70% said OK, they are also OK.

It's only a minority, including jobless PMETs turned taxi drivers or security guards, who are not OK. This is already factored into the 30% who voted opposition in GE 2015.

Anonymous said...

"Please take care of these Singaporean PMETs also. I have yet to hear an MP or minister coming forward to appeal to the employers to hire retrenched or jobless PMETs first. " redbean

- what for?
- just got elected in 2015 right?
- 5 more years ... 5 more million dollars to enjoy
- work so hard for what?
- wait until 2019 first

who knows, maybe the world economy will start to grow again in 2018
- then I can claim credit in GE 2020.

- work less, earn more
Learn to work like our Foreign Talents

- vote smart to stay employed
Learn to vote like our Foreign Talents

Anonymous said...

Aiyo .......?

Shiok. .....?

Just ate the Buttock's "YUMMY, TASTY, JUICY ORH LUAK " ....... for breakfast .......

Anonymous said...

Cannot help but ATTRACTED to the IRRESISTIBLE Buttock's "YUMMY, TASTY, JUICY ORH LUAK " ......

Must come back almost everyday, if not everyday, to "SAVOUR" the Buttock's IRRESISTIBLE "YUMMY, TASTY, JUICY ORH LUAK " ......

...... for the next 4.5 years until 2021 .....?

Anonymous said...

Who is this Yeo ? Is he the one that hold many directorship? More than 20, 30, 40, 50? U name it..ai yo..Yeo can juz call up those companies that he has the directorship with & request these companies bosses to employ those foreigners workers right? If they don't, then no more contracts for them lor..simple as that..

Anonymous said...

"老板娘, 今天不要这么早收哈!"


"没有吃到Buttock's IRRESISTIBLE "YUMMY, TASTY, JUICY ORH LUAK" 晚上会睡不着的 ......。。。。。。。ok, 老板娘? 谢谢您的美味Orh Luak. 会叫朋友投您一票支持您的香喷喷Orh Luak! YUM! YUM!"?

Anonymous said...

Oops typo .....

Should be ....

" ..会叫朋友投您一嫖支持您的香喷喷Orh Luak! 。。。。。。"

Virgo 49 said...

So far which Minister got good things to said about Singaporeans. Even Ahgongkia ex PAP Ang Tau Peng MP.

Even terrorists they brought in they blamed on Singaporeans. You think we stop the inflow.

Just for the minus 2 percent GDP and 10 months of negative growth.

See how he go and consoled them and take photos with them.

Built lots of sporting facilities for them..

Even get some unthinking brainwashed young nincoompoo to stay at their dormitories and report about their lives.

The current equally nincoompoo batch of ministers and mps are in a hurry to follow the OM vengeance of putting spurs on the hides of the sinkies thru his bohnlan yong son

Anonymous said...

The garment import so many foreoigners and their problems, the garment must help them and solve their problems.

The garment did not import the PMETs here, so it is their problems and the PMETs must take care of themselves. Garment can help by more training and Skillsfuture.

Anonymous said...

Agongkia, u very free today Is it? U no need to epeecover from Tua Kee meh? Knn go suck more cocks to pay hugging Mei Mei lar instead of writing on sense.

Anonymous said...

Agongkia, u very free today Is it? U no need to recover from Tua Kee meh? Knn go suck more cocks to pay hugging Mei Mei lar instead of writing nonsense.

Anonymous said...

TTIP - American Economic Imperialism Exposed

Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret TTIP documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe.

These so-called “free trade agreements” are not trade agreements.
The purpose of the “partnerships,” which were drafted by global corporations, is to make corporations immune to the laws of sovereign countries in which they do business.

Any country’s sovereign law whether social, environmental, food safety, labor protections—any law or regulation—that impacts a corporation’s profits is labeled a “restraint on trade.”

The “partnerships” permit corporations to file a suit that overturns the law or regulation and also awards the corporation damages paid by the taxpayers of the country that tried to protect its environment or the safety of its food and workers.

The law suit is not heard in the courts of the country or in any court.
It is heard in a corporate tribunal in which corporations serve as judge, jury, and prosecutor.

In other words, the “partnerships” give global corporations the power to overturn democratic outcomes. .......
Only a traitor, a well paid one, could sign such a pact......

The Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific “partnerships” have been conducted in secrecy.
The reason is obvious. Had people known how they were being sold out, there would have been a firestorm of protest.

Anonymous said...

The Independent article continues:

“Today’s shock leak of the text of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) marks the beginning of the end for the hated EU-US trade deal, and a key moment in the Brexit debate. The unelected negotiators have kept the talks going until now by means of a fanatical level of secrecy, with threats of criminal prosecution for anyone divulging the treaty’s contents."


What about Singapore's TPP or Trans Pacific Partnership?
What has our PAP government signed?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Baksheesh Baba! Vee all vant baksheesh! Vee are entitled...

Local or foreign, it doesn't matter. Vat matters is our ENTITLEMENT, our Velfare.

May Lord Ganesha remove our problems. May the gor-ment adopt Velfarism for Ve The Sheeple!

Anonymous said...

This is the global NGO leading the battle in Europe against TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).

Justice not charity

War on Want is not an aid agency.

We do not provide humanitarian relief or deliver services to the poor. Nor do we have our own network of offices around the world.

We believe in tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice by empowering the marginalised and dispossessed to fight for their rights.

We believe in justice, not charity.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ 1054:

>> We believe in tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice by empowering the marginalised and dispossessed to fight for their rights. <<

Sounds like a Monty Python movie.

People watch it, laugh heartily, then go the fuck home and resume life as they like is: eating fatty-salty-sweet foods, masturbating to internet porn, and posting selfies of themselves to remind the world how "special" they are.

Vat the fuck! Get fucking real folks. Sometime ago THIS "SOCIAL EXPERIMENT" in New Delhi.

Kill the poor. Problem solved. 100% justice (Just Us), 0% charity

virgo49 said...

Anon 10.14

The government imported the foreign workers so must take care of them.

The government owe the foreign workers a living but do not owe citizens the PMETs a living?

Is that what you harping? ?

Does the local PMETs owe the government a living? ?

Is this a Nation or a Industry? ?


Anonymous said...

Why are we using taxpayer's money and National Service boys to defend the rich families, their wealth, their properties and their businesses?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ "good question" 1139:

>> Why are we using taxpayer's money and National Service boys to defend the rich <<

"Tax" can be thought of as a form of "protection money" you pay the Biggest Gangster to "protect you form harm". Tax is used to fund health services, education infrastructure and protective services like the police, courts and military. All these tax-funded items protect us from HARM.

The rich pay the most taxes---especially COE's for their multiple cars, property taxes on their McMansions and a shit-load of GST on their "lifestyles".

Therefore, it is only right that the rich be the MAIN benefactors of the taxes they pay. So it is the government's contractual duty to offer them MORE protection.

As for NS: all local-born citizens who have a penis has to do that. No escape, even if you cut off your male children's dicks.

agongkia said...

Redundant foreign workers are to be sent back.Jobs should be replace by Sinkies,ideally by those imaginary pmets.,willing to change profession.
Win win situation.
No one is asking those foreign workers to borrow money to be here.
More Sinkies will be jobless soon if they try to act compassionate.Charity begin at home.
We do not need mp to care for foreign workers or animals.
Only ting tong do that.

Anonymous said...

How many like Buttock's "Orh Luak" pls kee chiu .....?

A test can be used to prove whether a hypothesis is true?

A sampling size can be anything from 40 consumers onwards should be good enough?

Anonymous said...

First, the designer of the test or statistician doing this "Orh Luak Food Survey" should define the Null vs Alternative Hypothesis.

Next, the test statistics should be stated and the "collected sample data" used to compute it's value.

In this case, it is quite easy as by applying Central Limit Theorem, the distribution of the sample data can be taken/ approximated as a "Normal Distribution" and the sample standard error converted to a "Standard Normal Distribution to yield the values of the test statistics using NCST Table 4?

Anonymous said...

However, using standard normal distribution probably would lead to a larger ( statistical ) error bcos the standard error of the estimator or its variance is assumed to be known which actually isn't?

Thus, stating the test statistics as a function of the student's t distribution might be more appropriate ( and accurate ).

Hence, NCST Table 9 or 10 should be used instead to compute the value of the test statistics?

Anonymous said...

But now there is a problem?

Test what?

The Null Hypothesis ( which is step one ) has not been defined?

Anonymous said...

Good .....

Now yall are learning. ....?

First, you must define what u want to test ( ie, what parameter )?

Anonymous said...

Want to learn ( statistical methodology ) somemore or "give up" ( ie, surrender )?

Sound "little little" confusing right for those without ( good ) Mathematics or Statistics background?

Ok, let's say now finally the parameter to be tested is properly defined which is a test of proportion ( and not a mean ( average value ) in this case )?

Anonymous said...

Following so far?

For testing of proportion ( P ), standard normal distribution is used so we are back to NCST Table 4 or 5 ......?

The 3rd step is to define the critical region for a given significance level ( ie, Type I error ) which is usually 0.05 for the first test?

Anonymous said...

Oops, haven't mentioned what are Type I and Type II errors, significance level, confidence level, power of test etc .....?

Aiyo, .........

Many blur liao ....?

Anonymous said...

Aiyo, like that when would the test be completed ......?

The Buttock's 老板娘 quite curious to know the proportion of consumers interested in her "Orh Luak"?

Yall can learn faster, or not ....?

Anonymous said...

Aiyo ....?

Some oldies interested but many others complaining "Kepala Sakit" liao ......

Think next time in another thread continue bah ..... for those who are interested. ......

Anonymous said...

Guys, your variables are changing wrt time. In one instance the Orh Luak has tasty pork lard, next time maybe not so. The eggs could be cooked over or under, maybe there's more corn starch, or the amount of oysters vary. Other variables might be the taste of the chilli sauce or whether respondents use or don't use chill sauce. All this (and more) will affect the choices in the survey, and the results will vary day to day.

You may be dealing with hidden Markov processes you haven't identified. Afterall, these are people's tastes and preferences you are testing. Subjects at any particular time might range from hungry, to starving, to not that hungry, but since it is orh luak, I must try...all this will affect their choices.

Therefore I suggest going Bayesian. Treat this as a Bayesian network.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha

Conditional probability on whether ( "any extra ingredients, 15th anniversary of the Orh Luak Stall etc ) .....?"

True true true ....... in case the 老板娘 added a "kueh tui" ...... oops ..... more oysters ....... then people's choice would be "affected" and the proportion higher at 70% onwards?

But these two days not free le .......

Ate too much "Orh Luak" past few days and summer season just started yesterday ......

Weather getting warmer ......

Need to go drink more Chinese Herbal "COOLING TEA" .......

Anon 9.22 pm, pls visit msn when u free ......

Next time can sample whole sinkieland's "Orh Luak" together and "find out" the "perfect formula" to fulfill sinkies "libido" ....... oops ...... "taste buds" ..... "cautiously" though cos u might be doing that in a "pooling state" where it is "this-allowed and band" .....?

Hope u are the "real technologist, not the atomic bomb dropper" .......?

"改日再见" 。。。。

"不见不散" 。。。。

"风雨不改" 。。。。

By the way, in a "pooling state", it may be better to deal with "discrete random variables" than "real numbers" ......

"Ambiguity" means "longevity" ...... when sampling "Ork Luak" ......?

Oops ...... oso blur liao ...... like many oldies ......

Kena dementia already. .....

Now everything forgotten le .....

What is time series?

"不知道" 。。。。。

Remember 钟镇涛?

"随风而去" 。。。。。。?

Whirl. ..... whirl ...... whirl ......

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

You are always welcome to be back.