Tag: Halimah Yacob

Women cheer President Halimah for calling out misogynistic podcasters

Singapore—As one woman put it, “THE QUEEN Mdm President Halimah does a *mic drop* and basically said, BOY SIT DOWN.” Netizen Syazana Yahya took to Facebook to praise and thank Madam Halimah for wading into the fray brought on by a podcast, which showed decidedly...

Halimah Yacob: Gov’t considering using Past Reserves “to support our people and our businesses”

Singapore—In the light of the current hit Singapore is taking because of the Covid-19 outbreak, President Halimah Yacob said in a Facebook post that the Government is looking at endeavours to support the country’s people and businesses, including “using the Past Reserves if necessary.” She...

BREAKING: President, ministers, MPs, other officials get pay cut amid Covid-19 outbreak, while frontline health workers get bonus

Singapore—As Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat wrapped up the Budget debate in Parliament on Friday (Feb 28), he announced that all ministers and other holders of political office will be taking a one-month pay cut. This, he said, is being done as a...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock meets President Halimah, reminisces about days as Ayer Rajah MP

Secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Dr Tan Cheng Bock shared a note on his social media page today (Dec 19) about meeting with President Halimah Yacob at the Handicaps Welfare Association 50th anniversary dinner. He wrote that he attended the dinner as a...

Netizens crack up as Google Assistant mistakes Queen Maxima of the Netherlands for President Halimah Yacob

Singapore—The fact that a virtual assistant can’t say ‘Ooops’ or apologize for mistakes has not stopped netizens from cracking up over Google Assistant’s faux pas in pulling up an image of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands when asked, “Ok Google, who is the president...

Survey finds PM Lee, Ho Ching and President Halimah are among those most admired by Singaporeans

A global survey conducted by UK-based research firm YouGov has found that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his wife Ho Ching and President Halimah Yacob are among those most admired by Singaporeans. The findings, that were released on Tuesday (23 July), found that the man Singaporeans admire...

President Halimah urges Singapore companies to push for ‘pro-family initiatives’ to attract & retain talent

Madam Halimah Yacob articulated in her speech at the Exemplary Father Award ceremony at Orchard Hotel, on Sunday (July 14) on how companies can retain and attract talent if they provide for pro-family schemes that  benefit working fathers and emphasises parenting as a shared...

Istana repeatedly refers to President Halimah Yacob as a “he”

The Istana, the official residence and office of the President of Singapore, has referred to current President Halimah Yacob as a "he" in a job advertisement. President Halimah is Singapore's first female President. A former ruling party MP, Mdm Halimah vacated her seat in Parliament...

Dr. Mahathir and Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi named Muslim Man and Woman of the Year

Malaysia’s Prime Minister was named Muslim Man of the Year and was listed as one of the most influential Muslim men for 2019, as reported in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Muslim 500. The report is published by The Royal Islamic Studies Centre with...

Her first parade but still #NotMyPresident

She may have graced this year’s National Day parade as president for the first time, but her presence cast a shadow on the entire celebrations. Before we point the finger at her personally, however, it is important to remember that it was higher powers...