SINGAPORE- We thank Mr Alvan Yap Boon Sheng for his letter ("Misconceptions about disabled employees"; Wednesday).
Applicants for public-sector jobs are asked to declare if they have pre-existing physical disabilities or conditions as these may influence their suitability and ability to perform the job.
A declaration does not mean the applicant is not considered for the job. As public-sector agencies recruit based on merit, candidates with the best fit for the job will be hired.
We do, in fact, have persons with disabilities working in our agencies.
Tan Hoe Soon Director
Career Development and Management Public Service Division
Prime Minister's Office
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