Tag: Heng Swee Keat

Is the time ripe for PM Lee to call for the next GE?

Singapore—Speculations have arisen afresh that the time is ripe for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to call for the next General Election, although he actually has until April 2021 to do so. Current global economic conditions could be the deciding factor that would determine...

DPM Heng stresses importance of preparing to stay healthy in one’s senior years

Singapore— The country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, participated in a 12-kilometer charity heritage walk, a fundraising activity for Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Sunday, June 22. During his remarks at the event, Mr Heng made reference to the results...

Workers’ Party reiterates stance on GST Hike: “A lack of clarity, transparency and justification”

On Monday, Workers’ Party (WP) reiterated their stance with regards to the proposed plan to raise Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying that the latter lacked “clarity, transparency and justification”. They added that the issue was discussed once again by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee...

Lim Tean: You must realise by now that the “Merdeka” Package is a total sham

In yet another determined social media post, Chief of People’s Voice Party, Lim Tean, called out the incumbents on Merdeka Package’subsidy for MediShield Life premiums. The Merdeka Generation Package offers healthcare subsidies to Singaporeans born between 1950–1959. At present, as part of the Merdeka Package,...

DPM Heng says 4G leaders will build a government that will work with people, as well as for them

Singapore—The country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat, recently emphasised the commitment of 4G leaders to work with Singaporeans concerning policies around vital issues such as housing, social mobility, and environmental sustainability. According to DPM Heng, in order to come up with better policies and...

PM Lee on weeklong leave, DPM Heng temporarily in charge

Singapore— If you go walking around on one of the warm sunny days this week, you may just bump into the Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, who is taking a week off from June 10, Monday, to June 16, Sunday. He wrote that he may...

PM Lee: PAP is still looking for potential ministers, still no news on date of next GE

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on behalf of the ruling People’s Action Party that it is still looking for more candidates, including those potential ministers, for the next general election. During a 45-minute fireside chat at the annual Business China awards ceremony...

Singapore ministers visit Johor ruler on Hari Raya

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Foreign Minister Dr Vivien Balakrishnan made an official visit to the Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri at the Istana Bukit Serene on Wednesday. The Sultan and Permaisuri of Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah...

Heng Swee Keat and Vivian Balakrishnan visit Johor for Sultan’s Hari Raya open house

Singapore—In keeping with the yearly tradition of officials from Singapore visiting the Sultan of Johor to attend the Hari Raya open house, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan were in Johor on Wednesday, June 5, along...

DPM Heng says Singapore is not a currency manipulator

Heng Swee Keat, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister as well as its Finance Minister, said on May 31 (Friday) that manipulating currency would not be advantageous to Singapore. In his first comment concerning Singapore having been placed by the United States on its currency watchlist,...