15 May '12, 8am

Changes In Foreign Worker Law: Who Benefits? Part 1: Alex Au, Yawning Bread: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is...

Changes In Foreign Worker Law: Who Benefits? Part 1: Alex Au, Yawning Bread: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is...

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is groaning under the weight of foreign manpower-related cases. There are all sorts of job scams going on, and thousands of short-payment and work injury claims. In its latest attempt to address the problem, the ministry has proposed, in a consultation paper, to amend the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA), but the changes seem to me to be more concerned with punishing those who flout the ministry’s rules than those who abuse workers. It doesn’t take much exaggeration for me to reduce this to one pithy statement: You can abuse your workers as much as you like, just don’t disrespect the government. Of course, as a consultation paper, nothing is yet set in stone. Hopefully, it will be improved consequent to feedback. In Part 1, I will sketch out what I discern as the primary motivation behind the proposals. But my feeling is that this mo...

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