Tag: Chan Chun Sing

It’s Just Like JC All Over Again

Obbana Rajah After the recent Cabinet reshuffle, four schoolmates from Raffles Junior College (RJC) find themselves colleagues. This reunion comes 30 years after taking their A-Level examinations together. The four, Edwin Tong, Chan Chun Sing, Ong Ye Kung and Tan Chuan-Jin were all batch-mates at RJC. However, right...

Biggest Broken Promise

By Augustine Low In the realm of broken promises, the PAP has had its fair share.   Singaporeans have on the whole chosen to turn a blind eye, to live and let live. But Minister Chan Chun Sing seems to have conveniently forgotten about it. He, like...

WP NCMP criticises Channel NewsAsia for omitting questions on corruption in parliament coverage

Workers' Party (WP) Non Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Dennis Tan Lip Fong has criticised Channel NewsAsia for "omitting" questions on corruption he and another parliamentarian raised in the chamber, in their parliamentary coverage. The news publication only featured Minister in the Prime Minister's Office...

The Art of Adding Insult to Injury

By Augustine Low Forgo the GST hike and Singaporeans could end up finding imported goods and holidays less affordable. This was the warning given by Chan Chun Sing at a Lunar New Year dinner. The pain of having to contend with price hikes and tax hikes...

Did PM Lee tell Ng Chee Meng what to say during parliamentary clash with Low Thia Khiang?

Workers' Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang clashed with Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng on Wednesday after he questioned the timing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike announcement, which was announced as part of Budget 2018 last week. While...

He who thinks he can do no wrong

By Augustine Low The one thing you cannot say about Chan Chun Sing is that he is lacking in self-belief and self-confidence. In fact, you can hardly come across anyone who is as dead sure of everything, above all himself. His demeanour is that of a...

Will Kee Chiu follow in the footsteps of Pinky and Woody?

By Augustine Low It’s still up in the air as to who gets to be the next Prime Minister. So while the waiting goes on, we might as well entertain the intriguing possibility that destiny plays a part, that the stars could be aligned with...

Tan Cheng Bock’s court action pits CC against AG on definition of “elected president”

Andrew Loh UPDATE 08 May: The Independent has contacted Lord David Pannick, QC, who is believed to have contributed his views to Dr Tan's reported court filing. Lord Pannick told The Independent, when asked if he could elaborate on the submission: "Apologies but I am...

Chan channels Lee Kuan Yew – marry the woman you love or love the woman you marry

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, waxed philosophical on Wednesday when speaking at the graduation ceremony at Temasek Polytechnic. Urging students to “do justice” to the job they do rather than to look for the perfect job, Mr Chan likened this...

Steal someone else’s lunch and disrupt ourselves before others disrupt us: Govt May Day message

In Singapore, the dictum “no free lunch” is well engrained in every citizen by the government. In 2013, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong modified this to “we have to guard our lunch” from being stolen by others. Now, during a May Day discussion with...