Read a front page article in thenewpaper talking about Jobless graduates
and the numbers of locals unemployed, residents unemployed but not a word
mentions about Singaporeans or PRs. What is a local, what is a resident? A
Singaporean, a non Singaporean, a PR or a foreigner that happened to work
here? Who cares?
Who cares about locals or residents? What a true blue Singaporean would be
concerned about would be the well being of Singaporeans, whether they are
happily employed or unhappily unemployed, under employed or retrenched.
This is what being Singaporean is all about. And isn’t this is what the
govt or people in govt should be concerned about?
Why are they mumbling about locals and residents? Are these some secret
codes that are used to confuse matters, to hide facts that are important to
Singaporeans? With all the numbers mentioned in the report, does any
Singaporean know how many Singaporeans are unemployed versus non
Singaporeans? Is this not the issue?
What is happening? What is the agenda? Does anyone want to know how many
Singaporeans are unemployed or retrenched? Locals, residents, what the
hell? These are meaningless terms unless we know what they are and what
portion or percentage is Singaporeans. Not talking about Singaporeans, not
wanting to say anything about Singaporeans is as good as not wanting to let
Singaporeans know, something to hide, something unpleasant to hide.
The fate of daft Sinkies is sealed but no one wants to talk about it. Not
saying it, not revealing it does not mean it will go away. Singaporeans
have a right to know what is the situation and whether they are being soldto the karung guni man.