They have best of both worlds! Earn enough money, then go back to Malaysia to live a much better lives than when they were in Singapore, taking into account of the lower cost of living in their own country.
Tell me this.....
1) The country do not treat PR like Citizen, why there is any obligation for PR to serve NS ?
2) Why government give PR status to skilled foreign worker...? Do government need them to protect country (so..need to serve NS)..or government need them as the human capital/skilled labour force ?
The answer is obvious here..thus PR is contributing to "national service".
3) Do u know that PR does not really mean Permanent Resident ?? Once our re-entry permit expired, u need to re-apply. And subject to approval.
For example, u have 5 year re-entry permit valid for 5 years. You work here for 3.5 years, then u get retrenched. and u could not get a job ..and u hang around in singapore/your country/ other country.....
On the 5th year, u go to renew the re-entry permit, that is verly likely that u will not have another re-entry permit.
At that time, although u are Singapore PR, u are coming in Singapore as Visiting Pass. valid 14 days.
To summarise, Singapore will kick u out and dump u away if you do not contribute yourself as a skilled labour force.
But when Singaporen become unemployed, you still have the right to live in this country.
End of the day we should be "grateful" to our elite's kind and visionary foresight in employing more and more FTs. I am sure they being our elite from top schools have their reasons and we should not question them. .
lived ? of cos can lived ? look at those ah peks... pulling old card boxes in hong lim park... sleeping in garden and bathe in public toilets.
Last edited by raincool2005; 18th January 2007 at 12:02 PM.
How long do you think you can survive?
If you are a foreigner from other countries, it is a totally different thing. You can still make enough money here, and then go back to your own countries and live a relatively better live than your own country men who earn meagre salaries in their own countries.
Let's say all employers/companies replaced all Singaporeans with foreigners, and their manpower costs drops by half or even 70%. So, they may make more $$$ according to their plan.
How are the Singaporeans going to feed themselves if they have no job? Who then are the customers going to pay/buy the companies products/services now. Prices of these goods/products/services must go down becos all these foreigners pay not as high cannot afford.
This is a vicous cycle. Lowering of costs is the LAST thing, not the FIRST thing coporate must do. To think garment uses this strategy is going to damage/kill everybody including their familes' lives. Again, typical Chinese selfish mentality, shun ren hai ji.
CS says, "We can't help you ignore yourself."