Tag: Halimah Yacob

Funny, cute responses from Muslim ladies on Halimah’s presidency

We asked a selection of ladies, all Muslim professionals living in Malaysia or abroad on their views regarding the appointment of Madam Halimah Yacob as Singapore's President. The responses were at times hilarious, or seriously funny in the sense that many did not know what...

North Korea’s Supreme Leader congratulates President Halimah Yacob

The state news agency of North Korea, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), reported that the president of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has sent a congratulatory message to Halimah Yacob upon her assumption of the office as president of Singapore on September 14. The...

Netizens express disapproval over Mdm Halimah’s decision to stay in HDB

By Phyllis Lee Last evening (Sept 14), Mdm Halimah Yacob was sworn in as Singapore's eighth President at the Istana. But she did not stay at the official residence of the President of Singapore, choosing to return to her home in Yishun instead. She had previously expressed...

Dear Mdm Halimah, who is this woman?

  Last month, President Halimah Yacob introduced her campaign team made up of volunteers, friends and former colleagues. They include trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy and president of National Trades Union Congress Mary Liew. Apart from these experienced figures, we couldn't help from noticing one stunning lady who was seen escorting Mdm Halimah...

Mdm Halimah’s Road to Istana

  By Mary Lee I did a straw poll of 10 Malays at the rehabilitative hospital at Ang Mo Kio yesterday. “Are you happy our next president is a Malay woman?” I expected a chorus of “Yes!” Two men said “No” to my surprise, another man and...

A doctor’s prescription on ‘who is a Malay’ could settle Halimah’s Malay credentials

Who is a Malay? The debate is still raging in Singapore with many disputing the Malay credentials of the PAP's Presidential election's candidate. But a doctor's prescription on who is a Malay in Malaysia could save Halimah Yacob the day in the court of the...

2 names emerge for presidential contest; anticipation for Halimah’s candidacy

Two names have emerged as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential elections in September, which is reserved only for Malay candidates. They are those of the founder and chief executive officer of Second Chance Properties, Mr Mohamed Salleh Marican, 67, and Bank of Singapore chief executive...