26 Mar '11, 11am

Upgrading key to tackling inflation

SINGAPORE: Upgrading one's skills and increasing one's pay is the only way to tackle rising cost of living, National Development Minister and MP for Tampines GRC Mah Bow Tan said. Mr Mah said this on Saturday at a Workforce Development Agency (WDA) roadshow in Tampines. "The number one issue everywhere is cost of living, and (there's talk) about how we can lower the cost of living," Mr Mah said. "Oil prices are shooting up and food prices are going up, so how do we lower the price of food when we have to pay more to import food? The only way is to upgrade our skills and increase our pay. "Training is not a very sexy subject. I talk to you about it but you say 'aaah', you want to talk about something else. But it's a very serious message. "That's why I'm spending so much time here. All these people who are here are helping or trying to help low-wage workers upgrade their sk...

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