Upon being quizzed by PAP MPs, Jamus conceded that a universal minimum wage was not the ideal thing to introduce during a recession. He does not know what the appropriate minimum wage should be and he has no specific proposal for youth unemployment.
Jamus disappoints with strawman arguments. SM Tharman tells him not to pretend he has a monopoly on compassion.
Several PAP MPs had impressed the minister over the last few days on the force of their emotional conviction as they pushed for ways to uplift the low-income workers.