May 11, 2006
Gayle Goh said:
Though that wasn't an entirely relevant question to pose a man from the MFA, he had no qualms with answering it as follows: "We have to be realistic. There is a limit to how much re-training we can do for some workers, so we have to look overseas. Look at my generation, more than half of them didn't even complete primary school education. What are we going to do? They are not going to conveniently die off..."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Mr. Bilahari Kausikan, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shocking reply above, when asked about the impact of outsourcing on our local population."