10 May '11, 1am

Local insurance body disturbed that Grace Fu compared opposition candidates to insurance agents. #SGelections

WE ARE disturbed by Senior Minister of State (Education and National Development) Grace Fu's comments during a rally speech at the Jurong East Stadium, in which she likened opposition parties to insurance agents who show up once every five years ('Opposition rapped for likening politics to soccer'; last Tuesday). Her statement stereotypes insurance practitioners as superficial salespeople with short-term financial motives. The Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (Ifpas) represents some 4,000 practitioners of life insurance and financial services. We reinforce the fact that as licensees of the Financial Advisers Act under the Monetary Authority of Singapore, insurance practitioners here, who include Ifpas members, adhere to a strict set of professional regulations and guidelines in the conduct of our business. It is unfortunate that the analogy of...

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