OPINION: Boycotting for change - Seah Chiang Nee

The Star Online, 26 Oct 2013
A NEW trend may be establishing itself in Singapore’s current affairs. Impatient citizens who feel the authorities are too slow or reluctant to act strongly against discriminating employers are attempting consumer boycotts to speed up changes.
The mass action is aimed at recruitment advertisements that discriminate against Singaporeans in favour of foreigners. This time, the government, which generally tries not to upset investors, has moved a bit faster to confront the problem.
The threat of a public boycott, hitting errant companies in the pocket where it hurts – has become a popular response of social activists to stop an increasing trend of “Singaporeans need not apply” job advertisements. Full story
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