Tag: Chan Chun Sing

Letter to HK paper: Racism among issues that underlie S’pore’s crowded dorms

While the Singapore Government has "done well in safeguarding the lives and livelihood of migrant workers", there are underlying issues, such as racism and a lack of embracing diverse perspectives, that cannot be ignored, according to a letter published in Hong Kong's South China Morning...

Improved reusable face masks for residents of S’pore

Improved reusable face masks will be distributed to residents of Singapore towards the end of this month, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said in a virtual interview on Wednesday (May 6). The new mask is able to filter out bacteria, an upgrade from...

WP asks Gov’t what needs to be done on the virus front before the GE?

Singapore—Parliament passed a law on Monday (May 4) allowing for special arrangements in the event that Singaporeans need to cast their votes amid the coronavirus crisis. The date for when the next General Election must be held, April 14, 2021, is less than one year...

Of masks, school closures, GE and the like as the scramble for updates continues

Singapore—Do I wear a mask or not? Who should really be wearing a mask?  Will our children be safe at school? Why are schools not closing? Will the elections be held during the coronavirus crisis? No doubt, these are just some of the questions...

Alleged message from Chan Chun Sing to grassroots leaders circulates

A Whatsapp message allegedly originating from Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing was circulated from Monday (Apr 6). The message, shared both on Whatsapp messenger and social media was supposedly intended for his grassroots leaders. The full message read: “Urgent Message from Minister Chan Chun...

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...