Tag: Heng Swee Keat

Netizen claps back at Heng Swee Keat, says advising against travel is not enough

A netizen recently countered Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat, saying the Government's issuing an advise against travel as a counter measure in response to the Covid-19 pandemic is not sufficient. Mr Heng in a Facebook post on Thursday (March 19) cited...

Heng Swee Keat says GST hike cannot be scrapped, says their “approach is to tax lightly”

During the Budget round-up speech on Friday (Feb 28), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat explained why the planned goods and services (GST) tax hike cannot be completely done away with. Adding that the government took on an approach to “tax lightly, so that people...

SDP taking the lead, PAP playing catch-up: Chee Soon Juan

https://www.facebook.com/cheesoonjuan/videos/210273086824828/?__xts__=68.ARA-6IGJhz0u1HaqPjc4W5U-VjMVG7sVDspSHY5sh0PwaFV4dVtItkEaF7R7vcHwKNv3flF9gwMCtk1a5oUWi-wNLOu8OUJk2X3TdPgd83JibrmEfJFF5EPh6YjipC4BzduWr8DzWaFivipO2qI5E7ZQ81sC36NJ5AyWq1lulmG2CJ7fLj9gF_5gGUBvMxpSmu4rTLQt1xa8h2m0q-F82Qfd-TEjeBQSYytF2SFNUp3Fl2ELJJJPF28SjFZZ2mE9sqI8YrCE-ZRYZ6F08Ddoza_JR3wEsSpWmAPQ-J6ioQsV1gwXh4_7xO-56xszCks_X3_wyAx5nCvgO_gMz0TbCv6UVE16DQ&__tn__=-R Singapore -- The People's Action Party is merely following the lead of the Singapore Democratic Party in recent decisions on policies for the country. This is the claim by SDP leader Chee Soon Juan in a video released on Friday (Feb 21). The video was...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock says “more can be done” for the Budget

SINGAPORE -- “we believe more can be done”, was Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s take towards this year’s Budget. In a Facebook post yesterday (Feb 20), the 79-year-old Secretary-General of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) commented that both PSP’s, and the government’s budgets were expansionary. Dr Tan...

Budget 2020: Some welcome them but others sceptical of schemes for older people

During his Budget speech on Tuesday (Feb 18), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced several schemes for the benefit of elderly people in Singapore. Some netizens saw sense in the plans and were happy to receive the "goodies" from the...

Budget 2020: GST goodies abound

After announcing that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not be increased in the year 2021, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that the GST increase cannot be put off indefinitely. In order to help Singaporeans cope with the ultimate increase, he announced a...

Heng Swee Keat continues tradition of eating home cooked porridge the night before the Budget announcement

Singapore – The night before the Budget 2020 hearing, Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat took some time to continue the tradition of eating some special home-cooked porridge. On February 17, Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and the Ministry of Finance Team had...

SDP calls on Govt not to increase GST to 9% because of COVID-19 outbreak

The Singapore Democratic Party, in a statement on its website on Wednesday (Feb 12), has called on the Government not to increase the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST, which was introduced in 1994, has risen through the years. Beginning at 3 per cent,...

DPM Heng: Having new citizens is very much part of our effort to take care of Singaporeans

Singapore—At the annual conference of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Singapore Perspectives 2020, held at Marina Bay Sands on Monday (Jan 20), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat emphasised the importance of welcoming new citizens, and resisting divisive efforts detrimental...

DPM Heng personally invites Singaporeans to contribute to Budget 2020 public feedback exercise

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has personally invited Singaporeans to contribute to the Budget 2020 public feedback exercise that was launched on Monday (Dec 2). The DPM, who also serves as Finance Minister, is expected to become Singapore’s fourth Prime Minister after the next election...