COMMENTARY

Silent majority must speak out: Anti-foreign sentiment is detrimental to the economy

TEN years ago, Singapore saw its first outbreak of anti-foreign sentiment, or xenophobia, since independence in the run-up to, during and after General Election 2011. Then, the issue was rapid population growth in the first decade of this century without enough infrastructure to support it.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Stamp out ageism in the Singapore workforce now

AGEISM is alive and well everywhere, and very sadly so. That is part of the problem here in Singapore. The fact that ageism is so prevalent around the world is often the excuse for accepting it. "It's like that" - people will say in acquiescence.