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S’poreans worried cleaners will lose job, refuse to clear their own tray

S’poreans worried cleaners will lose job, refuse to clear their own tray

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Ensuring livelihoods part of nation-building efforts, they insist.

By Bo Liao

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Singapore will soon see more tray-return systems implemented in major eating places all over the island, according to the National Environment Agency.

However, there are concerns such an initiative will create undesirable results.

Zho Ho Lang, said she is not going to return any trays: “If I clear my own tray, I will deprive jobs to cleaners. If not, what would old people do? Retire?”

“And as a Singaporean, I believe providing employment is part of nation-building efforts. That’s what PAP does.”

Another regular foodcourt patron, Su Kah Chiak, said he is worried that if he clears his own trays, he will be helping politicians do their job and make decisions on their behalf.

“Our ministers already don’t know what to do with old people. So if we clear our own trays, we are only helping them to push more old people into the karang guni sector.”

But not all are against it.

One supporter of the tray-return scheme said: “The mass unemployment of old people will become an election issue.”