Tag: DPM Heng Swee Keat

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...

Heng Swee Keat: Election ‘is coming nearer each day’

Singapore—In a radio interview with CNA938 on September 27, Friday, that was primarily on the economy but touched on a number of other topics as well, while Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat did not specify when the next General Election will be, he...

In addressing all global challenges, Singapore must “act now, before it is too late” – Heng Swee Keat

Pervasive economic disparity, intensifying political divergence, ill-effects of climate change, and increasing generational divide among people must be responded to immediately or else everyone will have difficulty dealing with all these global challenges. This was DPM Heng Swee Keat's rallying cry when he spoke...

Presumptive 4G PM Heng Swee Keat remembers founding PM Lee Kuan Yew’s vision for Singapore on the occasion of his birthday

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat commemorated the birth anniversary of Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on social media, by sharing a speech the late Mr Lee made in 1965. Mr Heng, who also serves as Finance Minister and first assistant secretary-general of...

DPM Heng: Singapore can share lessons of how to live in a multicultural, multi-religious society

Singapore— According to Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Singapore can show the world how to turn racial and religious diversity into a source of strength. Mr Heng was speaking to over 60 people from the South-East District on August 12, Monday, at a dialogue at...

Heng Swee Keat lodges police report over his photo being used in a Facebook scam

Singapore—In the latest example of the names or images of Singaporean officials used in perpetrating online scams, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that he has filed a police report over his photo being used to spread fake news. On August 3, Saturday, DPM...

DPM Heng: The country cannot be going in 10 different directions, because then we go nowhere

Singapore—The country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat, said that if Singapore develops a more “adversarial” political system, complete with “plenty of disagreements”, this would not be good for the country. Mr Heng said this on Saturday, July 27, to visiting journalists from Malaysia. Eight...

PAP leaders refute Tan Cheng Bock’s statement that PAP has gone astray

Singapore – Two top leaders of the People’s Action Party (PAP) took time out on July 27, Saturday,  to refute some of the statements made by Dr Tan Cheng Bock the day before concerning the ruling party, saying that while the former PAP MP...

Heng Swee Keat: PAP’s 4G leaders need to build ‘renewed bond of trust’ with voters

Singapore—Giving the keynote address at the 15th anniversary dinner of the PAP Policy Forum on July 24, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat emphasised the need for the party’s fourth-generation (4G) leaders to build a "renewed bond of trust" with voters, giving the reminder that...

PM Lee and DPM Heng urge Singaporeans to value hard-won peace on Racial Harmony Day

Singapore — As Singapore observed Racial Harmony Day on July 21, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat urged the country to value the religious and racial harmony it has. Writing on his Facebook account, PM Lee greeted the nation,...