14 Aug '11, 4pm

Singapore tightens controls on foreign workers - Yahoo! Singapore Finance via @YahooFinance

Singapore tightens controls on foreign workers Topics: Economy Government and Policy On Sunday 14 August 2011, 22:45 SGT Foreign professionals will face tougher rules on working in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Sunday as part of moves to allay public anger that saw his party suffer in May elections. Resentment over the government's accommodating policy on foreign workers was among the issues that led to the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) recording its worst showing since independence in 1965 at the vote. Pledging to put Singaporeans "first", Lee said the government will tighten requirements for hiring foreign professionals and skilled workers who compete directly with local mid-level managers and executives. Singapore has already imposed measures to curb the hiring of lower-skilled foreign labourers, but Lee said the city-state will remain fully open t...

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