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Commentary: It is high time for a Ministry on Ageing Issues

PUBLISHED by CNA
AUG 17, 2019, 6:02 AM SGT
By Helen Ko

SINGAPORE: Recently, Institute of Policy Studies senior research fellow Faizal Yahya proposed that in view of the incidence of ageism and the emerging challenges posed by technological disruptions, resulting in the displacement of many older workers, a new Ministry of Ageing, coordinating closely with the Manpower and Education Ministries, should be set up.

Indeed, the time is ripe for the creation of such a Ministry.

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Call for a new ministry of ageing to deal with emerging challenges

PUBLISHED by Strait Times
JUL 12, 2019, 5:00 AM SGT
By Seow Bei Yi, Business Correspondent

It can tackle issues ranging from ageism to job displacement due to automation: Report

A new ministry of ageing, coordinating closely with the manpower and education ministries, could help the authorities resolve emerging challenges such as the displacement of mature professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) because of automation.

Such a ministry should have a division to mitigate the incidence of ageism in employment, says a report about the future workforce by Institute of Policy Studies senior research fellow Faizal Yahya.

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Report proposes MOE and MOM be merged to tackle skills gap among Singapore’s workforce

PUBLISHED by TODAY
JUL 11, 2019
By Janice Lim

A report by a think-tank has proposed that the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of Education be combined to ensure that Singaporean workers have the skills the economy needs.

This is because work and study are phases that are increasingly converging, with education no longer a linear process but a continuous cyclical process that follows industry cycles, Institute of Policy Studies’ research fellow Faizal Yahya wrote in the report.

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MOM and MOE combined, with new Ministry of Ageing, can help tackle future challenges: Report

PUBLISHED by Strait Times
JUL 11, 2019, 4:13 PM SGT
By Seow Bei Yi, Business Correspondent

SINGAPORE – A new Ministry of Ageing, coordinating closely with the Manpower and Education Ministries, could help the authorities resolve emerging challenges such as the displacement of mature professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) because of automation.

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聯合早報
2019/07/11