18 Nov '11, 6am

Uniquely Singapore: Monks face pressure of foreign competition

Uniquely Singapore: Monks face pressure of foreign competition

Only in Singapore, would local-born citizens fear job discrimination in our own homeland, even in the least expected of occupations: Local monk Ang Juat Chong says he spoke to his MP, Mr Yaw Shin Leong, about unlicensed monks working in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE Monks face pressure of foreign competition Income from prayer sessions down as foreign monks charge lower rate Published on Nov 18, 2011, Straits Times.com By Lin Wenjian Some monks here are feeling the heat of competition provided by their foreign counterparts. In particular, the local monks claim that foreign monks, who are mostly from China and Malaysia, are undercutting them by charging up to 50 per cent less for prayer sessions conducted at funeral wakes. Mr Ang Juat Chong, 59, a Singaporean who has been a Buddhist monk for the last 18 years, said his monthly income has gone down by as much as 70 per c...

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Monks face pressure of foreign competition

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