Tag: Chan Chun Sing

DPM Heng, Chan Chun Sing meet business leaders on second stimulus package

Singapore – Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, in a Facebook post on Friday (March 20), noted that the Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on both Singapore’s economy and that of the world. Mr Heng, who had announced a S$4 billion...

Full-year recession inevitable, says DBS economist

With the world's economies experiencing tension amid the uncertainty brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior DBS Bank economist has pointed out that things are not looking good for Singapore either and that a full-year recession "appears inevitable". In a research note on Thursday (March...

Chan Chun Sing says S’pore has more than 3 month’s worth of stockpile of essentials, enough for all

Singapore – Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing told the media that the country has more than three months' worth of stockpile of essential items and would not be significantly affected by Malaysia's restricted movement order. On Tuesday (Mar 17), Mr Chan took...

Tan Chuan Jin visits different supermarkets to check on ground status following Malaysia’s restriction of movement order

Singapore – Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan Jin visited a couple of supermarkets to check up the ground status following Malaysia's movement restriction order and saw that Singaporeans were "calm and steady." After his Meet the People Session on Monday night (Mar 17), Mr Tan...

Singapore re-assessing stockpiling policies, will produce locally if necessary

Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing has said that Singapore is re-assessing its stockpiling policies in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and its global implications. According to straitstimes.com, Mr Chan disclosed this on Saturday (March 7) after a visit to NTUC FairPrice's Benoi Distribution...

“Sia suay should be the word of the year…” Netizens take a dig at Chan Chun Sing now that panic buying is happening in many countries

Singapore—With the Covid-19 outbreak spreading across the world, different countries such as Japan, Australia, Germany, the United States, and Indonesia have been airing reports of panic buying as people have been stocking up on necessities such as food, water, and even toilet paper. Some Singaporean...

Writer Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh says praises given to Chan Chun Sing calls standard of leadership in Singapore into question

Singapore—Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh recently published a no-holds barred critique of Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, who recently made the headlines for the leaked audio recording of a speech he made at a recent closed-door meeting with the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce...

SCMP writer tells Chan Chun Sing, “Carrie Lam’s pride came before her fall”

Singapore — Much has already been written about the leaked audio recording of Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing’s speech at a recent closed-door meeting with the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), with camps divided between lauding him for his...

Netizens question Chan Chun Sing, say panic buying not by Singaporeans

Singapore -- At least two netizens have questioned Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing's criticism of Singaporeans for panic buying after the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) was raised from yellow to orange on Feb 7. Mr Chan's remarks, made at a closed-door,...

Pro-PAP Polish blogger suggests calling panic-buying Singaporeans ‘moron, imbecile, retard’ instead of idiot

Polish blogger Michael Petraeus suggested that instead of referring to Singaporeans who were at supermarkets panic-buying as ‘idiots’, Minister Chan Chun Sing could have called them “moron, halfwit, dumbass, cretin” or other variations. The blogger, known for his pro-People’s Action Party (PAP) views, made reference to...