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Parliament: More debate, but not necessarily more answers

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

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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.

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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