Tag: Desmond Lee

PM Lee seconds Desmond Lee, urging ‘practical’ not ‘ideological’ solutions to inequality

Singapore—In Parliament on March 5, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee talked about how inequality is a complex issue that needs to be addressed on several fronts, saying that it must be tackled “practically, rather than ideologically.” The following day, Prime Minister Lee...

Despite High Court ruling, Minister Desmond Lee says, ‘We do not support gay families and adoptions’

After the recent case wherein a gay father was allowed to adopt his son born through a surrogate, Singapore is reviewing its laws on adoption, and examining issues revolved around surrogacy. But Desmond Lee, the country’s Minister for Social and Family Development, reiterated that it...

Desmond Lee warns that gay couples seeking to adopt may find it harder to convince courts after this week’s landmark decision

History was made this week through a landmark decision wherein Singapore’s High Court allowed a doctor to adopt his biological son who had been conceived through a surrogate in the United States. The young boy is now five years old. However, on the heels of...

Mandatory death for those who engage in nuclear terrorism: Parliament

Those who engage in nuclear terrorism will face the mandatory death penalty. Parliament on Monday passed new legislations to that effect. Citing the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) as an example, the Second Minister for Home Affairs, Desmond Lee, said Singapore cannot discount...

Will 2015 be another year of quarrels?

There seems to be some energy building up for the next general elections which has to be held by January 2017. That is still a good 24 months away, but political parties, both the ruling and the opposition parties, have been ramping up their...

Desmond Who?

News Comment He didn't seem to be on the political fast-track. Nor did he spark any excitement when he was picked to stand for election in 2011. Since then, he has been kind of low profile. Until last week, that is. That was when Desmond Lee...