Tag: DPM Heng Swee Keat

Netizens rally behind SDP’s call for PAP not to increase GST

Netizens have rallied behind the Singapore Democratic Party's recent call for the Government not to raise the Goods and Services Tax (GST). On Wednesday (Feb 12), the Singapore Democratic Party published a statement on why it remains adamant in its stand against the GST hike....

DPM Heng: Govt will support firms and workers hit by economic slowdown from Wuhan virus outbreak

Singapore -- The Government will be providing targeted support to sectors that have been directly affected by the Wuhan virus outbreak, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. On Saturday (Feb 1), Mr Heng visited Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa...

PM Lee on leave until Jan 3, DPM Heng is Acting PM from Dec 25 to Jan 3

Singapore — The Prime Minister’s Office announced yesterday (Dec 20) that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be on leave for two weeks from Dec 21 to Jan 3 next year. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is also Finance Minister, will be...

“People are at the heart of how we use technology”—Heng Swee Keat

Singapore— At the Singapore FinTech Festival at the Singapore Expo, Heng Swee Keat, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, said that all technology should be applied with the user in mind, no matter how sophisticated that technology is. Along with this, ensuring that workers are trained...

“Mainstream media remains… trusted and reliable news source for audiences”—Heng Swee Keat on visiting ST office

Singapore—The country’s Deputy Prime Minister dropped by the office of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) News Centre on Monday morning, November 11, his first visit to the home of The Straits Times (ST) since the office underwent renovations earlier in the year. Mr Heng, who is...

Heng Swee Keat filed motion calling for Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim’s recusal because trust and integrity are crucial issues

Singapore—Speaking at ruling People’s Action Party PAP65 Awards and Convention at Singapore Expo on Sunday, November 10, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the motion he filed in Parliament last week calling for opposition leaders to be recused from town council financial...

DPM Heng: Two rescue jobs so far. He has to do much better

Over the week, the two main conversation topics among Singaporeans are the e-scooter ban and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat’s poor performance in Parliament. I shall skip the personal mobility device ban issue. That ban is, I think, well supported by most Singaporeans...

Despite economic weaknesses, there is no need for “extraordinary measures” – DPM Heng

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat considers focusing on 'structural policies' as imperative in this time of fragility in the global economy and not the crafting of 'extraordinary measures.' He announced that the Government intends to hold more extensive consultations with business leaders in the...

Heng Swee Keat stays mindful of lessons from LKY, GCT to care for Singapore’s seniors

Singapore—At an event for seniors on Sunday, October 13, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat told those who had gathered together of the lessons he had received from Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who was then Minister Mentor, as well as the...

DPM Heng echoes LKY, ‘For Singapore to survive & prosper, we need to be relevant & useful to the world’

Singapore—In an event commemorating Singapore’s historical milestones on its 200th year, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat talked about the legacy of founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew as well as that of colonialism, among other things. The late PM Lee paved the way...