Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Official Doublespeak

Finance Minister Shanmugaratnam refused to keep "rigidly to a fixed number (of foreigners) year after year", preferring instead to rely on the pricing mechanism of worker levies to control the foreign invasion. In other words, he's sticking to the official line that the FTs are taking up jobs shunned by Singaporeans.

Questioning Shanmugaratnam's avoidance of being "hamstrung by rigid quotas", one journalist spelled it out in no uncertain terms, "is the new policy "economically or politically motivated"?

It goes to show that you can fool some of the people some of the time.....

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