The left ball did not know what the right ball is thinking. This is what happens when national policies were cooked without being mindful of the harm of globalization could do to undermine national policies. A very good case is the influx of foreign fake graduates to replace Singaporean graduates in the economy when there is a cap of 30% put on each cohort for admission to local universities.
The statestimesreview has an article that succinctly exposed the stupidity when the two policies are in conflict and as usual, the daft Singaporeans would bear the brunt of the stupidity. Here is an excerpt from the statestimesreview.
‘Minister Ong Ye Kung: Only 30% of Singaporeans allowed to be degree holders, the rest go Poly ITE
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung made the revelation today (May 4th) at a forum discussion in Switzerland, and also said the policy is to prevent degree holders flooding the market like “some Asian countries”:
“In Singapore, this means capping the proportion of graduates in a cohort at about 30 to 40 per cent, while training the rest for vocations in various industries. This approach has ensured there was no glut of graduates in Singapore, and kept graduate unemployment low, unlike in some Asian countries.”
In the meantime, foreigners qualifying for Employment Pass (EP) will need to hold a minimum Bachelor Degree – even when the degree is from a village university in Philippines, China or India. EP visa holders are also guaranteed a Minimum Wage of S$3,600, while there is no Minimum Wage for Singaporeans…’
The article provided more details of the adverse consequences on Singaporeans that ended up as fools and victims of the two policies. How could this thing happen for so long and no one could see how wrong it has become and no one thinks it is important enough to put it right? We restrict our own talents from entering universities but brought in all the craps and fakes to replace them. We pay the craps and fakes better salaries while our 'bypassed' talents ended up at the lower end of the food chain.
This is definitely a crime against our very own citizens. The whole thing is so silly, beyond comprehension, totally irresponsible.