Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Foreign talents

Not all foreigners are "foreign talents" or "FT". This word has been wrong used or can I say abused.

Many are just foreign workers. The news article describes them correctly.

We should not use the term FT to refer to people with employment pass. Many of them are just degree holders from their home countries and the employers obtain an E Pass for them to avoid paying the levy. In some cases, the salary paid to them were inflated to avoid the levy.

We have many graduates of better quality than the E Pass holders but we do not refer to them as "LT" or local talents, right?

I do not like the term "foreign talents" which was created by our former prime minister to justify the large scale import of foreigners into our population. They are not "talents".

Tan Kin Lian

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