08
May
2020
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09:15
Europe/Amsterdam

How can S’pore reduce its reliance on foreign labour?

Distinguished Prof Ivan Png from the departments of Strategy and Policy, Economics as well as Information Systems and Analytics at NUS; and Prof Hui Kai Lung, Elman Family Professor of Business at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, opined that the COVID-19 outbreak has made clear that we need a fundamental review of the desired outcomes of our economic, social and other policies, including the cost of foreign labour. These will bring the numbers of foreign workers into proper balance and possibly create new jobs for Singaporeans.