20 Feb '11, 5pm

Company with two MPs as directors would prefer not to have Singaporeans for their job openings.

Now, since you are a Director of Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd, I would like to ask why it is necessary to give preference to Indian nationals for these 2 PMET job positions in your company? If the reason is due to the need to communicate with the other Indian national construction workers, can’t Indian Singaporeans do the jobs? Many Indian Singaporeans can also speak some of the local Indian languages too. I feel that by putting such a requirement in your job advertisements, you are discriminating against Singaporeans. It is especially disappointing knowing that you as a Member Of Parliament for Hong Kah GRC and Chairman of Hong Kah Town Council, are not helping your own people to get jobs! In case you didn’t know, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) was set up to facilitate the adoption of non-discriminatory and responsible employment practices ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/02/21/listed-company-ap...

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