Does CECA take away Singaporeans’ jobs? The short answer is ‘no’.

Singaporeans are anxious about their jobs. There is also a great deal of disruption in our lives and workplaces due to the COVID-19 situation. With globalisation and rapid technological advancement, business cycles are short and disruptions take place. Businesses that face difficulties may scale down or shut down. When this happens, jobs will be lost. […]

PSP’s performance or lack of it gives opposition a bad name

Progress Singapore Party PSP Leong Wai Mun Hazel Poa

It is clear that PSP got its seat in parliament because it succeeded in stirring a raw nerve among Singaporeans against foreign talent. Dr Tan Cheng Bock and his merry men found a simple political slogan for its campaign – anti-CECA. Before Aug 2019, “CECA” was not a widely known term. Yes, Singaporeans saw more […]

Disappointing CECA debate by PSP puts uncertainty over the party’s credibility

leong mun wai ceca psp

It was extremely disappointing to listen to PSP Leong Mun Wai in Parliament as he sought to exploit Singaporeans’ anxieties and play up xenophobia for PSP’s own political agenda. PSP had been against CECA since its formation It all started when Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Dr Tan Cheng Bock brought up the Comprehensive Economic […]

Ong Ye Kung speaks on the FTA strategy and the falsehoods surrounding CECA

Ong Ye Kung speaks on the FTA strategy and the falsehoods surrounding CECA

“FTAs and CECA have been made political scapegoats, to discredit the policy of the PAP Government,” Minister Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament 6 July 2021. In his ministerial statement Mr Ong  said FTAs in general, and CECA in particular, are not the cause of the challenges our PMEs face delivered. If anything, they are […]

Dr Tan See Leng responds to PSP Leong Mun Wai’s CECA concerns with facts and reasons

Dr Tan See Leng responds to PSP Leong Mun Wai's CECA concerns with facts and reasons

Addressing the unhappiness surrounding the CECA, Dr Tan See Leng said the heart of the matter is how, we as a small country devoid of any natural resources remain open to global talent to create opportunities for Singaporeans, while managing the attendant social repercussions. Singapore has a good Singaporean talent pool, but our pool is […]

PM Lee: Our network of FTAs has benefited us enormously.


In a social media post yesterday, PM Lee reiterated the importance of our network of FTAs in creating investments and opportunities for our businesses, and jobs for our people. He also thanked the dedicated officers who spent years negotiating our FTAs and helping Singapore grow its links around the world. In his post, PM Lee […]

2 common myths about CECA that causes a big hoo-ha


CECA has been an oft-used word in the FB comments section of news particularly pertaining to Indian nationals. It has also become synonymous with people’s critique of the Government and the supposed “free flow” influx of Indian nationals to Singapore. So, what exactly is CECA and why does it cause such contention? What is CECA?  […]

Man told to marry his own race and not to prey on Chinese girl

Dave Parkash racial tolerance

“I used to believe that Singapore was moving in the right direction on racial tolerance and harmony. Based on recent events, I am not so sure anymore,” said Law and Home Affairs Minister Shanmugam in a Facebook post. Singaporean Dave Parkash had a most unpleasant encounter in which he felt embarrassed, humiliated and hurt. The […]