Tag: Calvin Cheng

Calvin Cheng praises WP’s Gerald Giam’s piece on how to solve “the $100 million TraceTogether dilemma”

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng, who is known to be a staunch supporter of the ruling party PAP administration, unexpectedly praised an article from the Workers’ Party’s Gerald Giam concerning the country’s TraceTogether device. Mr Giam had served as Non-Constituency Member of Parliament ...

Calvin Cheng: Beating the pandemic not about having zero cases; S’pore ranks 4th safest country

Singapore – Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to Facebook to highlight the differences between overcoming Covid-19, which New Zealand recently did, and staying safe amid the pandemic, something Singapore is excelling in, based on a Forbes report. As someone who frequently...

‘Critical Spectator’ challenges Calvin Cheng on China, gets blocked on his page

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng wrote a Facebook post on May 30 presenting arguments as to why the ‘Singapore - China Travel Bubble’ is good for the country at this time, which did not go over well with Polish blogger Michael Petraeus,...

Calvin Cheng labels those calling to end over-reliance on foreign workers in SG as “talking heads”

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng, who frequently airs his views on social media, weighed in on the issue of whether or not Singapore needs to ends its reliance on foreign workers. He labels most of those who make the call to...

Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng calls NDP funpack “worthwhile” but 75,000 don’t want it

Singapore -- Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng has defended the expenditure on this year's National Day Parade (NDP) funpack, although many people are petitioning against receiving it. Those against the funpack call it a "waste of money and resources", with a petition...

Calvin Cheng calls law banning social gatherings “very draconian”, then softens tone

Singapore — In response to the new law on Tuesday (April 7) banning social gatherings of any size, former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng initially called it "very draconian", then softened the tone later. Mr Cheng attached a link from todayonline.com about the law, which...

Calvin Cheng announces a “Circuit Breaker” for his Facebook page

Singapore—While the country imposes more stringent ways to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 by implementing “circuit-breaker” measures, former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng has also announced a "Circuit Breaker" for his Facebook page. Mr Cheng, who does not hold back with expressing his...

Singaporean backpacker makes it home from Europe, with a lot of help

A Singaporean backpacker who was stuck in Europe because of travel restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic has been able to make it back home because of the coordinated efforts of various parties. They include former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng, Parliamentary Secretary (Home Affairs) Amrin...

Calvin Cheng says that drawing from our reserves is like “breaking the piggy bank”

Sharing an analogy of saving money, former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng commented that drawing from our reserves is akin to “breaking the piggy bank”. The Resilience Package announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday (Mar 26) put...

“We have been preparing for disaster since August 10th 1965,” Calvin Cheng’s inspiring post goes viral

Singapore—Former NMP Calvin Cheng wrote a social media post to assure the country, especially young people today, that Singapore is well prepared for the current coronavirus crisis. His post, an open letter called "Keeping Calm Since August 10th 1965,” came on Tuesday, one day after...