12/16/2019

POFMA, who is spreading fake news

'In the media statement, the SDP is being accused of using the false and misleading statements to “stoke fear and anxiety among local PMETs”.
“Given the current uncertain economic climate, it is understandable that some Singaporeans feel anxious about employment prospects and retrenchments,” the statement said.
“This makes it all the more critical that public debate on the important issue of jobs is based on accurate facts, and not distortions or falsehoods.
“These false and misleading statements by the SDP have a singular objective – to stoke fear and anxiety among local PMETs. It is important to set the facts straight so that Singaporeans are not misled.”...

One of the Facebook posts includes a graphical illustration depicting plunging local PMET (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) employment.
MOM said the illustration is false. According to its Comprehensive Labour Force Survey, local PMETs employment has risen steadily, from 1.17 million in 2015 to 1.30 million in 2019.
As a proportion of the total local workforce, the local PMET share has also increased from 54 per cent in 2015 to 58 per cent in 2019....


Another falsehood that MOM took issue with concerns a statement in the online article which said, “The SDP’s proposal comes amidst a rising proportion of Singaporean PMETs getting retrenched.”
MOM said that there is no rising trend of local PMET retrenchments. The number of local PMETs retrenched in 2018 was, in fact, the lowest since 2014. Local PMETs retrenched, as a proportion of all local PMET employees, has also declined since 2015.'


The above is quoted from YahooNews. The first paragraph is the govt statement accusing SDP of spreading fake news about local PMETS employment falling and unemployment increasing.

The next two paragraphs show the two points the govt is offended. One, local PMET share of employment has increased. Two Local PMET retrenchment or unemployment is falling.

So who is telling the truth, who is spreading fake news? The devil is in the details. Notice that the above arguments referred to 'locals' not Singaporeans. Was SDP referring to Singaporean PMETs or local PMETs? With the influx of foreigners, with many becoming PRs and classified as locals, ie as good as Singaporeans, a few hundred thousands of PRs are here fully employed to justify the statistics that local PMETs are fully employed. The next devil is the new citizens. How many are new citizens or have become new citizens in the last 10 or 20 years? True blue Singaporeans do not regard them as truly Singaporeans as many of them did not serve NS and are fair weather economic migrants. Period. They are here because the weather is fine and would scoot when things turn bad. They are here because of good jobs that pay well, good currency exchange rates, and easy to get by with fake and funny degrees and resumes.

SDP and Singaporeans should be discussing about the fate of Singaporeans, not new citizens and PRs under this big and blur and ambiguous thing called locals. The statistics should be about Singaporeans, the people that called this island our country, our home, the guys sacrificed their lives and precious years to perform NS and Reservist duties to safeguard this country. The PRs and new citizens, did they. Shit, why am I even talking about PRs that are not even citizens? 

Lets redefine the statistics, talked about true blue Singaporeans, not ambiguous term like 
'locals', then we would get a better feel of the pain and suffering of Singaporeans. The govt is voted into power by Singaporeans to serve the interest of Singaporeans, not 'locals' that are not Singaporeans.

Below is a comment in TRE on the seriousness of so many migrants coming to take over the country.


John Richards:
The liberal immigration policy of the PAP, which includes the large influx of foreign talents through various schemes like the CECA, can be likened to a non violent process of ethnic cleansing. Singaporeans you’re being overrun and your PAP leaders are happily playing the fiddle like Emperor Nero did while Rome was being burnt down.
Are you woke yet?

31 comments:

Virgo 49 said...

MOM statistics are their own!

They can reported any figures that they want.

How to ascertain that they are True Reports?

They can always gave you ridiculous reports to protect their follies and who the Hell know that they are true?

You think just because they are from the Ministry so it must be true.

Many governments covered their arses by conning the masses.

Anonymous said...

@John Richards

Alamak tis fellow can't anyhow say, where got evidence to back up for tis 'ethnic cleansing' thingy. He can be charged under the new PUMA law lest he get corrected.
About the so called stats data by oppo and the ruling party, think tat mostly intecllac people can use their brains to distinguish right from false as u all knoe it can be manipulated to the advantage of that party. So as the Chinese sayings "人在做,天在看, 人会欺,天不欺" (or people doings heaven watching, people cheats heaven won't ), let's see the coming election..

Anonymous said...

True blue Singaporeans do not regard them as truly Singaporeans as many of them did not serve NS and are fair weather economic migrants. Period.
RB

So what if true blue Singaporeans do not regard them as truly Singaporeans when 70% of Singaporeans (including new Singaporeans of course) had voted for PAP?

So what can true blue Singaporeans do? KPKB? LOL

Anonymous said...

'In the media statement, the SDP is being accused of using the false and misleading statements to “stoke fear and anxiety among local PMETs”.

SDP under Chee Soon Juan is making and using statements from a position of weakness of not being ready to be govt, that's why PAP can suka suka accuse them of anything lah.

So what Chee Soon Juan should do is to stop making useless statements and instead focus on making SDP strong and ready to be govt and announce this to all Sinkies.

Only then will true blue Singaporeans vote for SDP to be govt. Chee Soon Juan should realise this by now and hence stop making useless statements that will only make PAP want to tekan them even more jialat jialat.

Anonymous said...

SDP under Chee Soon Juan is making and using statements from a position of weakness of not being ready to be govt,....
9:41 am

Same applies to the other opposition parties, including TCB's PSP.

That's why like that ah, PAP will sure win big again, just as they had won big in all past elections.

And that's why smart Sinkies don't join opposition to fight PAP from a position of weakness, because smart majority voters will see the opposition no up, so the opposition will sure lose and lose big one.

Frog Outside Glass said...

POFMA - You Will Never Be Fair

Water here and water there,
Surrounded by water everywhere;
Yet not a single drop to spare.

POFMA here and POFMA there,
PORMA, PORMA everywhere;
Yet not a single heart to spare.

Correction Order here and Correction Order there,
Correction makes bare, "false" makes good;
Someone somehow shot her own foot.

POFMA, POFMA, what are you?
Are you a vicious weapon new,
To serve not the majority but a few?

You make fake so real
And real so fake
Looks like confusion is our fate?

POFMA, POFMA, who are you?
Are you a notorious few who knew
But hide the facts in order to confuse?

Fair is foul and foul is fair,
No matter what, nothing is fair!
POFMA, POFMA, as long as you're there!


FOG - 16 Dec 2019

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ The pre election PAP playbook

The general objective hasn't changed: prevent as many opposition party candidates as possible from running, or make it very hard for them.

So many kena. JBJ, Dr Chee, James Gomez etc etc. The favourite "tactic" before was sue them to oblivion.

Now it's easier. Introduce POFMA, so now NAP SHOT lah. Apply the law. So effective and efficient. Just pull out the blog post or Facebook article, file a complaint. Done and dusted. Home and hosed.

Get them out of the way so the govt can get on with the Nation Building job and the savvy can make a few bucks.

That's the way ah ha ah ha I like it, ah ha ah ha 😜👍

Anonymous said...

Aiyah this PooMa stuff is like the ancient Chinese proverb (during Qin Dynasty time) - 指鹿为马 or refer deer to a horse lah. ShameBoli created this law to refer to theirs & corrected to theirs liking mah, most Sinkies even some dafts olso know lah. Majority juz dun care as they keep bz woking hey.

Anonymous said...

A piece of well-written poem!

Anonymous said...

Chee Soon Juan should realise this by now and hence stop making useless statements....
9:41 am

Making such statements is part of his job lah.

And his job is a full time opposition leader. No other job, u know.

So u may ask, then how he manage to survive and even raise a family with such a job in high cost Singapore?

Anyone wish to answer this question? Or maybe Chee Soon Juan should come to RB blog to read and answer this. He owes an answer to voters if he wish to get their votes.

Anonymous said...

So u may ask, then how he manage to survive and even raise a family with such a job in high cost Singapore?
10:44 am

Maybe Chee Soon Juan strike big in TOTO? This type of thing, how to tell? LOL

Anonymous said...

@All,

The usual jokers here like RB, Virgo, Frog will be SHOCKED if they realise that majority of Sinkies are living SHIOK lives. Or maybe they know, but purposely ignore in order to keep spouting negative things --- In news & most other human activities, negative things are what gets attention & drives eyeballs to your blog or website or news service.

Examples of the top traders & investors in Singapore below. OK ... most Sinkies are not that rich, but still enjoying life lah.

Top performing hedge funds are from Singapore

Bloody hell, that guy is 6 years younger than me & managing a US$222M hedge fund on his ownself using just an Excel spreadsheet!

The 3 mentioned Singapore-based hedge funds: Vanda Global Fund, Quantedge Capital, PruLev Global Macro Fund.

Oh and for the pro-chinese people on this blog .... longest running Singapore hedge fund with positive results -- Quantedge Capital -- is run by malays & sinkie arabs.

They manage US$2.1B and have 70 staff & over 600 clients.

Anonymous said...

Examples of the top traders & investors in Singapore below. OK ... most Sinkies are not that rich, but still enjoying life lah.
11:06 am

Now I know why PAP always win big every election.

Anonymous said...

Oh and for the pro-chinese people on this blog .... longest running Singapore hedge fund with positive results -- Quantedge Capital -- is run by malays & sinkie arabs.
11:06 am

sinkie arabs? That could have make the difference.

U can differentiate malays and sinkie arabs?

Or why just can't u say sinkie arabs only?

Frog Outside Glass said...
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Anonymous said...

Sori me juz guessing, Dr Chee could be surviving on writing books, donations from his party/public members, relatives, "goodwill" generous people from the public, his own savings, ( me don't believe he lived on his spouse expenses)..

Anonymous said...

Sori me guessing...Sinkies Arabs r those Malay Sinkies who got connection with Middle East countries like Saudi, UAE , some married there and got relatives here, some hv ancestors there so on..

Anonymous said...

Before Singaporeans can take another step towards freedom, we must wait impatiently for Ah Loong's funeral.

Nothing will change until he dies.

Frog Outside Glass said...

MOM Must Show Break-down of Statistics For Common Understanding

If PR's and New Citizens are added together with local-born Singaporeans, under the heading "LOCALS", then it can be seen as an offence under the new law, POFMA, i.e. Manipulation of data to make it looks good or to confuse the general public.

It is similar to Accountancy Laws. If figures are lump together to make the balance sheet looks good, that is called clever of crafty accounting. It is therefore an offence under the Law.

E.g. sale proceeds of an asset cannot be counted under net profits, yet some companies deliberately put the proceeds together with the actual profits, to make the profits look much more than it was supposed to be. Probably, because higher profits means the CEO and Board of Directors get higher annual bonuses.

As for PMETs:

If you lump PR's, New Citizens and local-born Singaporeans together, and if the PR's and New Citizens increase in numbers every year, then their figures for Employment will naturally increase correspondingly. But the local-born Singaporean PMETs' employment figures may actually go down. However, the overall figure shows an increase because the PR's and New Citizens' figures have pulled up the negative figure of local-born Singaporeans.

So, MOM must show to the public the actual break-down of all employment statistics into different and distinct categories, i.e. separate the PRs and the New Citizens from the local-born Singaporeans.

Is the Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo, willing to come out and clear the air by providing the break-down figures - PRs, New Citizens and Singaporeans?

POFMA cannot be invoked unless both parties (government and citizens) have the same sets of statistics as the point of reference and for comparison. Without the same sets of statistics for references and comparison, there can be no common understanding. Simple as that!

Without common understanding, you can argue until the cows come home, but there will be no resolution. Invariably, the one who holds the power, will always win. Citizens without the same power that the POFMA law provides the Ministers, will always be at the receiving end of the stick. This is injustice!

Anonymous said...

Invariably, the one who holds the power, will always win. Citizens without the same power that the POFMA law provides the Ministers, will always be at the receiving end of the stick. This is injustice!
Frog Outside Glass 11:51 am

That's why SDP under Chee Soon Juan must be ready to be govt to hold power lah.

Making statements and then kena POFMA by PAP before election and crying injustice no use lah. And no sympathy for Sinkies either.

Stupid Chee Soon Juan always fighting a losing battle against PAP, and for more than 20 years already!

Majority smart Sinkies will not vote for this type of stupid opposition leader lah, not even in by election!

Anonymous said...

Fuck Yew

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1120am

///U can differentiate malays and sinkie arabs?
Or why just can't u say sinkie arabs only?///

The indigenous polynesian-type malays, and those whose ancestors migrated from middle-east look different lah kotek. Unless inter-married for 2 or more generations then harder to tell from looks.

Coz I had meetings in their offices before & interacted with the founders & a couple of their portfolio managers. Got both sinkie malays & sinkie arabs. Those who are arabs in ancestry have the word "ARAB" as race on their pink NRIC. I was commenting on his surname & he took out his NRIC to show me. And no .... he is NOT a new citizen. His grandfather was the one who initially migrated from Arabia.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ 1248

And don't forget the Singaporean Jews like David Marshall, F J Benjamin, and Jacob Ballas ( without who RB probably won't have a job)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Singapore

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Remisiers are self employed. Not employees.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3042046/does-china-still-have-anything-learn-singapore

"Socialism with Singapore characteristics"

Pay attention, China. You wanna dominate the planet? Dun worry, we teach you lah...🤓

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Please lah, once a student, China has overtaken Singapore and it is foolish to want to teach China today.

You want money they have more than you.

You want talent they have more than you.

You want technology they are much much better than you.

The only thing that they don't have and would not want to have is the stupid CECA and the silly thinking behind it.

Virgo 49 said...

Peesai wants to teach Giant.

Only have citizens as grab drivers, hawkers, hotel porters and service Commission agents.

Not even can manufacture a pair of panties.

Pathetic

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ look at the facts, arseholes

50,000 Chinese govt officials trained by Singapore. Numbers have decreased, but they're still coming. Fuck you, look at THE FACTS.

And now, former Colonial Masters wants to learn our ways:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/1786174/singapore-on-thames-londons-city-mulls-post-brexit-future

What have I been telling you? We rock lah. We're AWESOME.

Got your majullah motivation yet? 🇸🇬 🍻💰💰💰

Virgo 49 said...

You believe all this Media?

Gullible.

Pathetic

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ Virgo

You believe the negative shit in you mind?

Gullible.

Pathetic. 🤡

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