Tag: Heng Swee Keat

Heng Swee Keat: S’pore has avoided spike in layoffs because of support measures

Singapore -- The country has managed to avoid a spike in layoffs because of the support measures in the recent four Budgets, according to Mr Heng Swee Keat, the Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Policies. Mr Heng took to Facebook...

Get an “East Coast Plan” sticker and help feed migrant workers

Singapore—One of the most unfortunate, if memorable, gaffes during the campaign period for this year’s General Election was Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat stumbling over his “East Coast Plan” speech on Nomination Day, making Singaporeans wince collectively, and spawning numerous viral memes. However, two...

Heng Swee Keat thanks East Coast voters, calls for shift in focus

Singapore – The People's Action Party won 83 of the 93 seats contested in this year's General Election, with one of the wins being in East Coast GRC. Mr Heng Swee Keat, who led the team there, took to his Facebook page to thank voters for their...

After Tharman’s big repeat GE win, netizens say they’re ready for him to be PM

Singapore—A meme comparing the performances of three key politicians in this year’s General Election on July 10 is going viral, and netizens are saying that based on Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s performance, they are ready for him to be Prime Minister. SM Tharman and People’s...

DPM Heng, Raeesah, whistleblowers: Here’s a look at the police reports filed during GE 2020

Singapore—In this country, it seems, election periods are marked by an uptick in police reports, and GE 2020 is no exception. It’s not always easy to check the veracity that police reports were indeed filed, perhaps due to the confidential nature of the filings, although...

After Raeesah Khan incident, police report allegedly filed against PAP’s Heng Swee Keat

Singapore—Photos of a police report allegedly filed against Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is the First Assistant Secretary-General of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), made the rounds on social media on Monday (July 6). This came just one day after two police reports...

Online GE Chatter: Jamus Lim looks like JJ Lin, Redditors make “East Coast” stickers, Mrs Chee Soon Juan an “iron lady”

1. Netizens think WP's Jamus Lim looks like singer JJ Lin. Workers' Party candidate Jamus Lim, who has become sort of a "fan favourite" following his performance in the first televised election debate on Wednesday (July 1), has been the topic of conversation on various...

Tan Cheng Bock says 10 million population is “too much for this country”

During a walkabout at Teck Whye Lane on Friday (Jul 3), Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Chief Dr Tan Cheng Bock commented that a 10 million population target “is too much for this country”. He added, “I don't know whether the figure was plucked from somewhere...

Online GE Chatter: “East Coast, East Coast”, Wong vs Khor, and Chee Soon Juan a gentleman

1. Heng Swee Keat's redundant "East Coast" speech has left many scratching their heads.  Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered a Nomination Day speech which many found amusing and ... confusing. After announcing that the People's Action Party "has a plan",...

Heng Swee Keat’s confusing speech contrasted with clear remark by Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore -- A clear remark by founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew about what it takes to lead Singapore has resurfaced and been contrasted with the speech, which left many scratching their heads, by the PAP's Heng Swee Keat at the nomination centre on...