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Foreign workers: Boon or bane to Singapore?

The issue on migrant workers requires a rational weighing of benefits and costs, and trade-offs.

The perennial question of whether foreign labour yields net benefits for Singapore divides opinions.

FOREIGN labour issues experience a certain periodicity in the local news cycle, typically peaking nearing general elections before fading (albeit incompletely) into the background after. The script seems to have remained largely unchanged in 2020 with one exception - the rapid spread of Covid-19...

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