Tay Ping Hui asks: Shouldn’t 70% of jobs created last year go to Singaporeans instead of foreigners?
Posted by temasektimes on May 29, 2012
MediaCorp celebrity and Young PAP member Tay Ping Hui has expressed his surprise at recent statistics published by Bloomberg which revealed that the majority of new jobs created last year were taken up by foreigners:
“Of the 122,600 jobs created in Singapore last year, about 70 percent, or 84,800 positions, went to foreigners.”
The percentage of jobs going to Singapore citizens is likely to be less as the country lumps citizens and PRs under the same category of ‘locals’ in all its statistics.
In his latest tweet, Ping Hui wrote:
“Of 122,600 jobs created in Singapore last year, about 70%, or 84,800 jobs went to foreigners. Shouldn’t it be the other way round instead?”
He also appeared to weigh in on the heated exchange between WP Chief Low Thia Kiang and some PAP leaders in the aftermath of the Hougang by-election:
“Its sad how some dim-witted individuals around us can only resort to personal attacks when their intellectual myopia is exposed. So boring.”
Due to the government’s ultra-liberal immigration and pro-foreigner policies, large number of foreigners have flocked to Singapore to find work in the last few years leading to sky-rocketing property prices, stagnant wages and a noticeable decline in the quality of life.