Tag: Halimah Yacob

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...

President’s address 2018: Key priorities of the Government

Obbana Rajah In her first President’s address, held on Monday evening, President Halimah took the opportunity to lay out the global and local scenes as well as the issues that our government intends to address. The address was held at the opening of the second session...

CNY thought: PM Tharman, Opposition Leader Pritam and President Halimah

  Two major but still not quite primary political leaders are in the news right now. Will the pair be heading the teams on both sides of Parliament soon? Will Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat be leading the People’s Action Party opposite Pritam Singh (Workers...

Popular US website features President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world

US pop culture website NowThis has featured Singapore President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world. The popular web publication identified 12 women, as part of its 2017 in Review series, who have been elected into office around the world. Besides President...

President Halimah’s convoy did not receive summons for flouting traffic rules: LTA

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) revealed in a joint press statement today that no summons were issued for vehicles belonging to President Halimah Yacob's convoy that were flagged for waiting along double yellow lines at Prinsep Street this week. A...

President Halimah hosts first Istana open house; wants to see Istana “become more accessible to ordinary Singaporeans”

President Halimah Yacob hosted her very first Istana Open House today, since she assumed office last month. The Istana was open to the public from 830am to 6pm today and was held in celebration of Deepavali. Besides being welcome to go on guided and self-guided walks around...