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Thursday May 3rd 2018

PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for assistance

Dear REACH Panel,

I’m residing at Bedok South Ave 1 and have been unsuccessfully trying to request for assistance in locating a job.

I’ve been unemployed for the last 3 years and every interview I attended results in no calls. But I still see foreign workers on WP & S-Passes being employed ever so easily despite quotas that are supposed to be in place. They can also change jobs at will (and still get their passes approved) – a privilege I thought was only enjoyed by Singaporeans.

My parents are in their eighties, have no savings or CPF and we’re all finding it hard to make ends meet. We have had to forgo our meals at times just to pay for the outstanding. Our water and light may be terminated.

My siblings themselves barely make enough for their own family but the government still insists they have to support both families. With uncontrolled inflation, very grim job prospects and liberal immigration, I really do not know where we Singaporeans stand in our own country and government policies!

Yours faithfully,

G.M. How

Editor’s note: The article is emailed to us and also to TNP and REACH.

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One Response to “PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for assistance”

  1. Anthony says:

    Hi GM How,

    I read your story with extreme sadness and empathy. If only our uncaring Singapore government could read your story and really do something to stop the FT flood gate, there is really no hope and no future for us, the true blue Singapore citizens. I cannot imagine how vicious and cruel these government folks are.. It seems like they are happy to see their own people suffer!! No wonder there were so many commenters mentioning “Party Against People”.

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