In this report: Law minister says Singaporeans should welcome foreign workers
Mr Shanmugam said....
"There are some jobs that Singaporeans won't do, and then there are some jobs that Singaporeans cannot do... We need to be welcoming our guest workers; we need to be welcoming our expatriates, all of that in pursuit of our national interest."
Is it true?
Is it true that foreigners are taking over jobs that Singaporeans won't do or cannot do?
A friend of mine was telling me about his experience in the new indoor swimming complex at Seng Kang. He saw a group of Chinese national swimming in the pool, hence he merely just went up to chat and was surprised that they were actually under-going training,; training to be life guards.
This same friend told me another experience he had. He hardly takes the public transport because he drives. So there was this one day whereby he sent his car for servicing, he then had to take public transport. He consulted the staff in the station control on some issues pertaining to his train ride. The lady inside the room, speaks proper English but that accent won't go wrong. She is not a Singaporean.
Bus drivers...yes, the bus drivers that drives our buses, those that transports us from one place to another. I see foreigners too.
I have yet to encounter one myself, there are foreigners as Taxi Drivers as well according to some of my colleagues.
Lastly, my own personal encounter with a Malay family. Husband who was working in a logistics firm was retrenched because of the drop in business volume. The company decided to use contract workers instead. The problem is these contract workers are foreigners not local, not Singaporeans.
Are these jobs that Singaporeans don't wish to do?
Are these jobs that Singaporeans cannot do? No right skills set to do?
I think its time for our Ministers to come out from their ivory tower and take a look at what is happening outside.........Singaporeans should come first.