From The Gallery

Parliament: More debate, but not necessarily more answers

House sees passionate discussion on foreign manpower policy, with no easy solutions

ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

Continuing the debate on foreign manpower policy, MPs stressed the need to tighten the rules - from imposing quotas and a minimum wage, to a fixed timeline for skills transfer from foreigners to locals.

The suggestions are not new, but the tone has taken on greater urgency against the backdrop of the country's worst recession since independence.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2020, with the headline Parliament: More debate, but not necessarily more answers. Subscribe